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Thursday, December 09, 2004


As discussion about how or whether pieces of a progressive puzzle come together, one cannot help but notice that too few groups see the connections. An article on the front page of today's New York Times suggests that the Human Rights Campaign might be willing to endorse the Administration's efforts at partially privatizing Social Security in exchange for allowing gay partners to benefit from the program. This, not unlike unions who refuse to recycle, public interest advocates who squash unionization drives, and humanitarian groups that ignore internal sexism and discrimination, seems like a failure to see how the pieces connect.

The link in yesterday's entry is about building something bigger than just a skirmish today over x or a campaign against y this year. It makes you think...