More HuffPo: On the Tea Party and Hate from this particular dyke's perspective
I have a new lil’ piece ,over there - Hate In The Face of History. It starts with:
I thought a lot about Harvey Milk this last weekend. It was gorgeous and sunny in Washington DC, and history was made as Congress passed into law the most monumental piece of social infrastructure legislation in over forty years. Health care is now a Right in America, and soon 32 more million Americans will have coverage, and never again will anyone be denied coverage due to becoming sick or having a pre-existing condition.
It was a beautiful moment of history making on this first Sunday in Spring. And yet it was impossible to be in DC and not also feel the dark underside of what is happening in this nation: Namely, a new movement that has shown itself to be born of hate; hate that doesn’t seem to be too concerned about any particular actual piece of known and considered public policy. But rather a hate directed at those democratically elected who are Black or Latino or LGBT or whom merely believe that health care is in fact a right.