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COMMENTARY: 5 reasons why the Christian Right is warning of a "revolution"

Days before the election Pastor Robert Jeffress of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas compared President Obama to Hitler, telling 600 other pastors at a luncheon that if they didn't speak out on the election, it could lead to another Holocaust.

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COMMENTARY: For the Radical Right, Obama victory brings fury and fear

When the word came in last night that Barack Obama and the Democrats had won national elections in a decisive victory, millions of Americans went to bed, satisfied that even if their candidate didn’t win, democracy had survived. The relatively lopsided results made it clear that this election had in no way been stolen.

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COMMENTARY: The lost souls of the Republican Party

The Republican Party has lost its heart and soul. The party of Abraham Lincoln, founded in the mid-1850s as a political movement united against slavery, has morphed in the 21st century into the party of hate and the party of no.

The party that was primarily comprised of Northerners and rejected by pro-slavery white Southerners is now dominated by white Southerners. The party that was once embraced by freed slaves is now overwhelmingly void of people of color, including African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and immigrants.

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COMMENTARY: No matter who is elected President, the fight for equality continues

It’s Election Day! Get out and vote! When you wake up tomorrow, the 2012 presidential election will be over. For good or for bad, the political fighting will be over, the people will have spoken and we will all move on with our lives.

Almost $1 billion that people could have given to food kitchens or shelters but instead chose to donate to a political figure will be gone forever – the fight for power will be over for this election. Not to worry though, the fight for the White House in 2016 will start anew on this day.

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COMMENTARY: Republican candidates possessed by demons

A whimsical poll report last Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP) has turned into a stunning revelation that is sweeping the nation: Republican candidates are possessed by demons. And according to some experts, that belief “explains it all” for distraught voters.

The light-hearted Halloween poll of 1,200 likely voters, an innocuous diversion from the brawling punditry that has become U.S. politics, found that 62 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of the fanciful holiday, but not so of human nature.

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COMMENTARY: Ryan invites feminist to phone for Romney — OOPS!

On Tuesday, one day after the worst of Hurricane Sandy and one week before Election Day, I received an email from Republican VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, inviting me to phone bank for the Romney-Ryan ticket.

Me! The feminist who “won’t vote for Romney or anyone who embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of women’s rights and roles.” A liberal woman phone banking for Romney? Not!

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COMMENTARY: Mean Mitt is a rotten apple in a bad barrel

In this election cycle, much of America has been riveted by the eye-popping extremism of several Republican candidates. Donald Trump, the rich builder turned ridiculous “birther” is the posterboy for the sickness that has seduced the modern GOP.

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COMMENTARY: After the Nov. 6 election, what then?

Just one more week of political hell – and then we simply have to deal with the consequences and move on. I’d love to see us move on in a world filled with love and compassion for one another; I’m just not sure the American people are programmed for those sorts of feelings.

Let’s face the facts – no matter who wins this election – prejudice, racism, homophobia, discrimination and bashing in all forms will continue to face those of us who are part of the “less-than” population.

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COMMENTARY: Seriously, how can women vote for Romney?

“How can women possibly vote for Romney and Ryan?” She looked dismayed, my friend, and I understood how she felt.

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COMMENTARY: It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

No community has more at stake in this presidential election than the LGBT community. In Barack Obama, we have a Democratic candidate who has embraced full equality for LGBT people. We have a Republican candidate in Mitt Romney who is against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), was against ending "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT), and is against marriage equality or civil unions for gay couples.