Terrance Heath

Terrance Heath

Terrance Heath is the Online Producer at Campaign for America's Future. He has consulted on blogging and social media consultant for a number of organizations and agencies. He is a prominent activist on LGBT and HIV/AIDS issues.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
What Will Local Control Hypocrisy Cost The GOP in North Carolina?
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson is often credited with saying, “The government closest to the people serves them best.” Republicans in North Carolina — and elsewhere — think they know better. In Charlotte, North Carolina, “the government closest to the people” approved Ordinance 7056 , prohibiting...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
LGBT Families Caught in the GOP’s Culture War Rift
On a road trip to visit relatives in Georgia, our family traveled across the states that have become the newest battlegrounds in the latest phase of the “culture wars.” With my husband’s family in Michigan and my family in Georgia, we don’t visit very often. When both sides of the family dropped...
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
It’s Too Late for The GOP to Stop Trump, But Not For Progressives
The Republican establishment has run out of time to stop Donald Trump. The Republican Party is now the party of Trump. As Chauncey Devega wrote, the transformation is plain: “The Republican Party is the country’s largest white identity organization; in the post-civil rights era conservatism and...
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Saturday, December 26, 2015
2015: The Year That Black Lives Mattered, At Last
Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Laquan McDonald. Sandra Bland. Walter Scott. Rekia Boyd. Tamir Rice. Most Americans have at least heard their names, and the stories of how they died. We have seen videos and images of their deaths, or of the aftermaths. They are African-Americans who have been killed by...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Trump and the GOP: This Is Who They Are
House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. by saying, “this is not who we are as a party or a country.” Ryan is mistaken: Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and what progressives must not let America become. Presidential candidate Donald Trump...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
One Year Later: Still No Justice For Tamir Rice
One year ago this week, Cleveland, Ohio police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of encountering him. There is still no justice for Rice and his family. If the prosecutor has his way there will be no justice for Tamir Rice. On November 23, 2014, Tamir Rice did what bored children all...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Progressive Victories from Maine to Washington Inspire Hope
Off-year elections are almost never good for progressives, and 2015 is no exception. But this off-year election held some surprising victories for progressives in Maine, Ohio, Washington and elsewhere that could lay the foundation for more victories to come. Earlier this week, I wrote about...
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Friday, September 04, 2015
Emmett, Trayvon, Freddie, and Sandra
Sixty years after Emmett Till was killed for daring to assert his humanity, African Americans are still being killed for doing the same. Charles M. Blow hears echoes of Emmett Till’s killing in the cycle so often repeated in the news today: “Young lives are lost, the body itself is desecrated or...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Katrina and Conservative Failure, Ten Years Later
Ten years later, the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of the consequences and human cost of conservative failure. Ten years after the poorest and most vulnerable in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina were left to fend for themselves, the George W. Bush...
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Friday, July 31, 2015
Medicare at 50: Successful, Popular, and Threatened By Conservatives
Thursday marked Medicare’s 50th birthday. It’s improved the lives of millions of Americans, and it can as much for even more people. That’s why Republicans have never stopped trying to end it. Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare amendment under Title XVIII of the Social Security...
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