Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed is an attorney, writer and peace activist in Columbia, SC. His blog is http://tomandjudyonablog.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, June 21, 2000
Nader Voters Crucial To A Democratic Congress
Ralph Nader's candidacy for President will bring a turnout of progressive voters who could furnish the margin of victory in enough close Congressional races for the Democrats to regain control of Congress. Nader will energize many Progressives who would otherwise sit out the election because Gore appears too much in-the-pockets of big corporate power and hesitates and hedges on critical issues of economic and social justice like world trade, campaign finance reform, and the death penalty.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2000
White Privilege: No Pain, No Gain!
The Confederate Flag debate in South Carolina and shocking racial disparities in our criminal justice system have the potential to inflict necessary pain on 400 years of white privilege. The rebel flag is the most visible historical symbol of white privilege. A comprehensive report just released revealing that black youth are 6 times more likely to be locked up than white youths charged with similar crimes confirms the totality of white privilege in the United States.
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Monday, November 22, 1999
The Confederate Flag Debate: An Opportunity For Racial Understanding And Reconciliation
Columbia, S.C. --The Confederate Flag debate in South Carolina offers an opportunity for understanding and racial reconciliation that can bridge the great divide of racism in the United States. The Lincoln-Douglas debates ignited the fires of freedom that led to the election of Lincoln as President...
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Wednesday, July 28, 1999
Paying The Price of Economic Oppression
Columbia, S.C. -- The boycott of South Carolina led by the NAACP, fellow civil rights groups and people of goodwill throughout the nation that encourages people to stay away from our state until the Confederate flag is removed from its position of sovereignty atop our capitol dome carries the same...
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Monday, July 19, 1999
A Dubious Uniqueness: South Carolina's the Only State to Fly Dixie's Flag It's Time to "Furl the Flag," the Symbol of Our Greatest Mistake and Loss
Columbia, S.C. -- The flag that remains flying over the battlefield is the symbol of victory in our ancient heritage of mortal combat. When Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to United States General Ulysses Grant to end the Civil War in 1865, Lee told his defeated Confederate...
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Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Macho Media Moss-backs Vs. Women's Soccer Champs and X-Gamers
Some moss-backed sports traditionalists, from naysaying newspaper sports columnists to the macho men of sports talk radio, are freaking out over the prodigious popularity of the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer Team and even the not-as-popular but interesting X-Games. Too many of the masculine...
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Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Baby Boomers/Baby Bombers
Our baby boom leaders have become baby bombers as Clinton and Blair attempt to emulate Roosevelt and Churchill by militarily destroying Milosevic's Yugoslavia like their World War II heroes destroyed Hitler's Germany. By spinning the specter of another Hitler in Belgrade, Clinton, Blair and their...
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Wednesday, May 26, 1999
Time For Peace
Now is the time to make peace in the Balkans. People everywhere are becoming increasingly outraged by the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the "ethnic cleansing" of Kosovar Albanians by the Serbian army. It's the Cold War revisited, with China calling the bombing the greatest human catastrophe since...
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Friday, May 14, 1999
Make Love, Not War
Bill Clinton is much better at making love than war. I campaigned and voted for Bill Clinton twice and spoke up for him during the impeachment process, so I've paid enough dues to tell him the world was a better place when he was making out with Monica in the oval office rather than ordering...
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Wednesday, May 05, 1999
Deadly Games and What's to Blame
I turned "gun-shy" at the age of six when my Daddy took us hunting because of the loud noise of the shotguns and what they did to birds and squirrels. My fear of guns led me to study the history of weaponry and convinced me that making weapons for use against people is the human species' greatest...
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