Do we really want Trump to set the tone for the next four years?

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One of the most important components of the presidency is to set the tone for the nation. Over the past few days, the DNC has largely been about love, unity, and inclusion, whereas the RNC served to stoke fear, anger, and divisiveness. Our children are watching this election. Regardless of what you may think about […]

When your child’s introduction to American politics is Donald Trump

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“Dad, who do you think would make a better president: Kanye or Drake?” These words came out of my child’s mouth. Granted, I believe it was somewhat facetious, but this was the moment when I realized that Trump is the turd in America’s presidential punchbowl. It’s ruined. Soiled. There is no going back. My children are […]

Scared Straight 2.0: Horror stories to warn kids that the internet never forgets

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This week, a Bangor High School senior received a great deal of attention due to the quote he chose to accompany his yearbook photo. Unfortunately, his quote wasn’t exactly inspirational — it was a Hitler quote. Call it what you want — free speech, a tasteless prank, or anti-Semitism — this one simple act will negatively impact him for […]

Viral post by ‘hero dad’ about Target’s bathroom policy is a parenting FAIL

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Over the past week, hundreds of thousands have pledged to boycott Target over their inclusive bathroom policy, which welcomes transgender folks to use the restroom or fitting rooms that correspond with their gender identity. On April 21, a father by the name of Izzy Avraham made a defiant public post on Facebook that went viral […]

Why a married father of three cares about trans equality

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are aware that the North Carolina legislature and Pat McCrory recently rushed through HB2, a hateful bill disguised as a “public safety” initiative that eliminates municipal nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, and blocks transgender folks from using public restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity. This […]

Educating LePage: Transgender 101

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Displaying once again his lack of any self-awareness whatsoever, Governor Paul Le Page said on Thursday that he’s “tired of s***shows.” Us too, Governor. LePage named himself the State Education Commissioner on Thursday, after withdrawing his nomination of William Beardsley for education commissioner. Beardsley would have faced strong opposition from Democrats in the Joint Standing Committee […]

Non-Religious Sanders Proves Hell Just Might Freeze Over

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While GOP candidates continue to trip over themselves to shore up the Evangelical vote, Bernie Sanders quietly announced that he is “not actively involved with organized religion.” He further explained that, like many religious nones, he has his own brand of spirituality — one that is more secular in nature, and defined less by dogma […]