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Walker is a political cartoonist and writer with a BA in Government from Skidmore College. He has been drawing cartoons since age 12 and has always had a strong interest in politics. Prior to writing, Walker was involved as an activist. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is trying to begin a career in political commentary.

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Liberals, Stop Posting Russell Brand's Interview and Vote

(11) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 9:47 AM

Recently, comedian Russell Brand gave an interview with Jeremy Paxman of BBC's NewsNight which earned him the respect of many liberal-minded individuals. In 10 minutes he summed up many of the largest problems with politics today, from the disproportionate influence of money on elections to global warming, and...

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Actually, Racism Is Behind the Shutdown

(339) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 1:59 PM

The Daily Beast recently ran an article by former chief strategist for the Mitt Romney Campaign, Stuart Stevens, which asserts that the Republican Party's shutting down of the government is not driven by racism. However, the article, aptly titled "The Shutdown Isn't Racist" draws a little too heavily...

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Tax the Churches

(185) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Last August, while I was down in South Carolina, I found a flyer on my car inviting me to an anti-Obamacare rally. I've gotten many of these windshield invites to political events, but what struck me about this one was that it was being organized by a church.

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The End of the GOP: Why I Disagree With Nate Silver

(24) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 4:17 PM

It's been a bad couple weeks for Mitch McConnell. To start off, last week it was announced that the Senate Minority Leader will face a primary challenge from the Tea Party, and this week we've learned his Democratic opponent is leading him in the polls -- though that was to...

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iAtheist: Being Godless in America

(25) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 7:44 PM

I was deeply disturbed by the news that the House had passed a measure to bar the Defense Department from appointing atheist military chaplains, but I was not surprised.

I am an atheist. I do not believe in any god nor I do not believe in the supernatural;...

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The Race Mongers: Conservative Media's Efforts to Delegitimize Justice for Trayvon Protesters

(70) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 10:38 PM

"Race-profiteers, some of whom put what remained of their credibility on the line agitating against Zimmerman, are determined not to let the verdict be the end of the polarizing case." wrote Alex Newman of The New American. Newman's was one of many voices from the right trying to...

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If You're Pro-Choice You Should Take Heed

(2) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 11:02 AM

The North Carolina state legislature recently a pushed forward a motorcycle safety bill which had in it a provision to limit abortion rights. North Carolina is the latest in a string of Republican states to attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive care. But why now, 40 years...

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What Republican Electoral Strategy Tells Us About the Voting Rights Act

(6) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 9:42 AM

On Tuesday morning, June 24, the Supreme Court announced its decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which designated certain states, counties, and townships, based on their history, for pre-clearance from the federal government before allowing them making changes to their voting laws. Chief...

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The Real IRS Scandal

(63) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 12:01 PM

As Congressional hearings commence to investigate the IRS targeting of conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) status, Republicans nationwide are up in arms. They assert that the IRS overstepped its regulatory role, persecuting applicants based on their political beliefs. Several members of the House GOP have even stated, as a matter...

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A New Movement to Reform Campaign Finance

(24) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Imagine for a moment that you are on trial. While you are waiting to begin proceedings, you notice the prosecution handing the judge and members of the jury briefcases full of money. Would you trust that you had a fair day in court, or would you feel like the odds...

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The Significance of Mark Sanford's Win

(16) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:35 AM

To conservatives, Mark Sanford's victory against Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the South Carolina special election is a sign of hope that their values are making a comeback, but they miss its real significance which might prove disappointing for them. Sanford, a Tea Party favorite in spite of his...

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For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 12:08 PM

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Islamophobia: Fear in Perspective

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 1:40 PM

We've heard it everywhere, on every station, every major news outlet, and every talk radio show: Islamophobia is alive and well in the United States. The recent Boston Marathon Bombings have relit the flames, and once again its okay to demonize all Muslims over the actions of a few. FOX...

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Minimum Wage: A Simple Fact Check

(44) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 8:53 PM

The right wing would have us believe that the secret to success is less government intervention and less help for the common man. Recently they've taken aim at minimum wage. An op-ed published on Yahoo! Finance by Robert Weinstein is the latest effort by conservatives to discredit the...

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Correcting Rand Paul on the GOP's Troubling Civil Rights Record

(38) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:04 PM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently spoke to students at Howard University in an effort to reach minority voters. During the interview Mr. Paul revealed a troubling lack of concern for history regarding the Republican Party's record on civil rights. The purpose of this piece is to set the record straight.

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The Future of Gun Control and 3D Printing

(28) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 6:51 PM

The Internet has revolutionized the human experience. Everything from our privacy to the way we do business has changed as a result of computers. The sharing of ideas on the information super highway has proven unstoppable and to this point, mostly beneficial, but what happens when it creates a clear...

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Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

(5) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 3:13 PM

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The outcry following the Sandy Hook shooting was tremendous. News networks and publications dedicated both airtime and column space to exposing the truth about guns, and ordinary people reached out to their...

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Ready for Progress

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:22 PM

Growing up I remember learning about the Founding Fathers; about the society they envisioned where all people are equal under the law. Then I learned about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement; how America hadn't always lived up to this noble ideal, but had never stopped reaching for...

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Rand Paul's GOP

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 4:11 PM

It's been a busy few weeks for Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). First, there was his filibuster of John Brennan for head of the CIA on the grounds that his position on drones violates the Constitution, then there was his big shift on immigration, and now his vocal announcement in support...

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Prioritize Your Rights

(3) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 6:45 PM

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