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Jim Neal

The University of North Carolina Flagrantly Violates Federal Law Affirming Transgender Rights

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Neal

Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.

Where's the Secretary of Poverty?

Jim Neal | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

Poverty in America is the most corrosive of the wars we're losing but never mention. Poverty is not merely offensive to the human condition, it is also the enemy of economic and civil stability in America.

The Sports World Needs to Get With the Times

Jim Neal | Posted 07.19.2011 | Sports
Jim Neal

The recent revelation by the president and CEO of the Phoenix Suns that he is gay is another step toward cracking the door to one of the last vestiges of homophobia: the sports world.

DADT: Behind the Scenes

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

Any hope of repealing DADT under a prospective Lieberman bill will require very tight coordination and communication between Senators Collins, Lieberman and their caucuses.

Time for Obama to Throw a Hard Left

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

On Saturday, the president answered a question regarding Republican intransigence on ratification of the START Treaty by rambling on and never delivering a punch. "God," I thought, "is he really going to continue down this path?"

A Note to the President

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

There is a silver lining for the president. The heat's off. It's now the Republicans' economy to fix and it's the Republicans' responsibility to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.