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Daniel Davidson is an attorney/writer with a passion for social justice. He is a Contributor to the Arts & Entertainment section at PolicyMic and the author of Pulse of My Nation, a blog about the intersection of current events, politics and popular culture. Daniel graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2012, and from New York University in 2009.

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An Exciting Time to Be an American

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 12:16 PM


For the first time in our nation's history, a woman is a major political party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States. Whatever your feelings about Hillary Rodham Clinton, this moment is undeniably historic.

But Mrs. Clinton is not the only person...

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Any Candidate Who Inspires Racists Is Unworthy of Being President and Should be Stopped

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 12:12 PM

It is a frightening day in the United States of America. In less than 12 hours, a man who has inspired and failed to unequivocally condemn the Klu Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups will likely become the unstoppable frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of...

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An Open Letter Congratulating the Republican Leadership

(15) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 4:17 PM

Dear Republican leaders,

Please accept my sincere congratulations for having Donald Trump as your present frontrunner and, after Tuesday, likely presidential nominee. You've worked so very hard to get him here, and I applaud you for your efforts.

Just imagine, if you folks had not spent decades motivating Americans to...

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The Force IS Strong With Women

(5) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Celebrations erupted from a galaxy far, far away all the way to our own this week as the producers of the highly anticipated (or possibly dreaded) Star Wars: Episode VII announced the cast list for the forthcoming film.

However, while most fans and casual moviegoers alike are pleased that the...

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The Miley Cyrus Double Standard

(19) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:23 PM

The media has been abuzz with controversy ever since Miley Cyrus began exposing audiences to a risqué -- sometimes outright tawdry -- public image that culminated in her infamous VMA performance, in which she aggressively twerked all over Robin Thicke's crotch.

Since then, Miley debuted the...

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LGBT Targets Don't Only Reside in Russia

(11) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 9:25 PM

An interesting and extremely critical point was made at this week's Queer Nation town hall meeting at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan: In the few weeks since individuals and groups began taking action to protest, sign petitions, contact the International Olympic Committee, reach out to President Obama,...

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Where the Pope Leads, We May Follow

(7) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 11:59 PM

At the moment I find myself the furthest removed from organized religion that I've ever been. Though I pray on my own now and again and even attend an occasional synagogue service, having recently discovered the egregious hypocrisy and absurdity of religious "leaders" in my own...

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What Especially This But Every Pride March Means

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:29 PM

This year's annual Pride March down New York's Fifth Avenue will be extra special. On June 26, 2013, after a whopping 17 years of federal discrimination, LGBT couples were finally recognized as having equal protection under the United States Constitution.

As a result, this will likely be the...

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Discrimination Makes Me Russian

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Since so many people who live in New York are not originally from here, one of the initial topics of discussion when meeting anyone new unavoidably turns to origins. After engaging in another inescapable staple of first New York conversations -- discovering what we do for a living -- a...

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The Pressure to Come Out

(5) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 6:59 PM

A good friend of mine dated his now-ex-boyfriend, who is in his mid-30s, for almost three years before they broke up. Though like every couple they had some disagreements over the course of their relationship, one of the key things that drove them apart was my friend's ex-boyfriend's status as...

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Why the Argument Against Marriage Fails

(47) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 1:07 PM

As more states vote to support gay marriage and we wait on the Supreme Court's decisions on the issue, it's become practically impossible to avoid discussing gay marriage within my social circles.

My friend's father and I debated the issue over Passover Seder in March. My...

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