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Sally Kohn's Biography

Sally Kohn is a writer, activist and television commentator. A progressive Fox News Contributor, Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, New York Magazine, More Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reuters, USA Today, Politico, Time and more.

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Let Them Eat Homophobic Cake — The gay cake equal rights fight has taken a surprising turn in Ireland-for the worse. On Tuesday, a Northern Irish court ruled in favor of gay rights activist Gareth Lee, who sued the Ashers Baking Company when it refused to bake him a cake. A just and fair result?

Rushing to call the Waco biker gang members ”thugs” is not what we mean by racial equality — Somehow an immensely necessary and nuanced public conversation about racial bias and state violence in America today has been reduced to an overly simplistic fight over the word "thug." On some level, I get it. We're a simplistic society. We made Kim Kardashian famous. And debates over the use of the word thug, especially in...

Waco coverage shows double standard on race — "I'll wait (and wait and wait and wait) to hear someone on the news call what just happened in Waco 'white on white' violence." When reporter Matt Pearce of the Los Angeles Times responded, "do we even know the race of the bikers yet?"

The Military-Style Equipment Obama Is (and Isn't) Banning for Police — The Obama administration announced Monday that under new rules police departments will no longer be able to purchase certain kinds of military-grade equipment and weaponry from federal agencies or using federal funds. Other used military gear will still be made available " in accordance with new and more rigorous controls."

Prince sings music of Baltimore's ordeal — "The system is broken," Prince shouted to an audience of thousands. "It's up to you young people to fix it." Prince played some of his chart-topping hits as well his newest song, "Baltimore," written in the aftermath of recent events. The lyrics in the opening verse are: "Does anybody hear us pray / For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray?

Clinton Cash To Benghazi — Clinton Cash, a much-hyped Hillary Clinton takedown, hits shelves today. The book, by conservative writer and activist Peter Schweitzer, alleges impropriety between the Clintons and some of their big donors. The resulting media frenzy has created the first big "scandal" of Hillary's 2016 run - but, it's not the first time she's been accused of something terrible.

To Get a Dog or Not to Get a Dog…

Gay marriage should not be about politics — OK, she didn't actually mention S&M, but Ginsburg talked about how the institution of marriage has already changed from long ago, when it was "a dominant and a subordinate relationship." "Yes, it was marriage between a man and a woman, but the man decided where the couple would be domiciled," said Ginsburg.

Obama, Hillary Clinton don't get trade — Obama has argued with the progressive potentate Elizabeth Warren, calling her "wrong" on trade policy. The Massachusetts senator is the same potentate to whom Hillary Clinton has been religiously prostrating. What everyone does next will be critical for the 2016 elections and the future of Democratic politics.

Progressives Plan to Blitz Hillary — During the Iowa State Fair in the lead up to the 2012 elections, members of the grassroots Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund bird-dogged leading Republican candidates like Mitt Romney. When Romney suggested he didn't want to raise taxes on people, the Iowa community leaders challenged that he should raise taxes on corporations.
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May 21, 2015

Been real, but signing off now to go on vacation. No Twitter on vacation because… vacation! Until then, read this:…

May 21, 2015

Getting ready to go on vacation for a week. And not a moment too soon. Thanks Twitter!

May 21, 2015

RT @HeatherBarmore: @sallykohn I can't anymore. He was 12. 12! A child. Cleveland officials have made it very clear how they feel about this young boy.

May 21, 2015

RT @mlnestel: A cake saying “Support Gay Marriage” is different. That’s political speech. "Let Them Eat Homophobic Cake"@sallykohn…

May 21, 2015

RT @culturejedi: As mass incarceration codifies white power, "thug" is code to rationalize criminalization of Blacks #BlackLivesMatter

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