Tim Peacock

324 Flips | 5 Magazines | @PeacockPanache | Peacock Panache is a news analysis blog focused primarily on civil rights, LGBTQ activism, church/state & atheism issues, women’s rights, and politics.

Chadwick Moore Attacks Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Hallquist

In a guest appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, former <i>Out Magazine</i> writer Chadwick Moore launched several transphobic attacks on Vermont …

LGBTQI

Religion, Social Justice And Medicare For All

These are difficult days for genuinely religious folks–the ones who understand their theologies to require ethical and loving behaviors.The 2016 …

Corruption And The Piety Party

Over the past few years, surveys have documented the growth of the so-called “nones”–Americans who have abandoned religion. Some are atheists or …

Sexual Harassment

Masterpiece Cakeshop Sues Over Transgender Service Refusal Investigation

Masterpiece Cakeshop just filed a lawsuit against Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and various civil rights officials following a new …

Watch Your Language: When Words Are Weaponized

I think it was Tallyrand who said “speech was given to man to conceal his thoughts.” Political spinmeisters, advertising executives and faux scholars …

Middle-class

Another Day, Another Racist Statement: Calling Omarosa a Dog

Racism has become so common under the current administration that Trump calling former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a dog seems like …

Atlanta Landscaper Refuses Service to Gay Couple

A landscape company based in Atlanta, Georgia faces national scrutiny after it not only denied service to a gay couple last month, but called the …

LGBTQI

Congress is Broken: The Real Constitutional Crisis

As anyone who reads my blogs and columns–or who has ever been a student in one of my classes–can attest, I have respect bordering on reverence for …

Satire

The Politics Of Resentment: Trump, the Auto Industry & Pollution

It doesn’t take a genius–or even a person of above-average observational skill–to understand what motivates Donald Trump’s policy preferences. If …

Did Your Health Insurance Premium Go Up? Thank Donald Trump

There’s a reason the Republicans are frantically trying to load the federal bench–including the Supreme Court– with ideological conservatives: given …

Tribune Media Merger: Sinclair Media Encounters A Roadblock

In late July, the <i>Washington Post</i> ran a story that was tantalizing by virtue of what it omitted.The paper reported that the FCC had raised substantial …

Net Neutrality

Boiling the Frog: The Decimation of the GOP

Charlie Sykes is a former conservative talk-show host. <i>Very</i> conservative. He is also the author of <i>How the Right Lost Its Mind,</i> and has been one of the …

Political Science

Liberty: I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

I wonder what theocrats think the word “liberty” means?<p>I guess we’re going to find out. According to <i>Vox</i> and a number of other media outlets,<p>Attorney …

Religion

Infowars Writer: Facebook Violating Free Speech Because They’re Publicly Traded

In a factually bereft tweet published earlier today, <i>Infowars</i> writer Millie Weaver argued that because Facebook is a publicly traded company, they …

Internet

The Enemy Of My Enemy: Conservatives Cozy up to Russia

E.J. Dionne had an interesting column in the <i>Washington Post</i> a few days ago.He was analyzing the relationship that has recently been uncovered between …

Evangelical Christianity

Alex Jones Banned From Facebook, YouTube, Spotify & Apple

Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple have all banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – the man behind right-wing <i>Infowars –</i> from their platforms. The …

Alex Jones

Patriotic Millionaires

Prejudices against “those people” tend to be the familiar age-old biases based upon race, religion and the like, but other stereotypes abound and can …

Income Inequality

Mike Pence: Kleptocrat Or Theocrat?

Frank Bruni had a recent column headlined “Mike Pence: Holy Terror,” with a subhead asking “Do you really want to get rid of Donald Trump?”<p>There are …

Donald Trump

Brett Kavanaugh: The More We See, The Worse It Gets

While critics of his nomination fixate on Kavanaugh’s distaste for <i>Roe v. Wade,</i> his vendetta against health care programs like the ACA, and his …

Brett Kavanaugh

Former South Carolina GOP Head Todd Kincannon Arrested

Law enforcement arrested former Executive Director of South Carolina GOP Todd Kincannon this week on allegations he “cruelly” killed his mother’s …

South Carolina

Speaking Of Disappointments: Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Indiana)

A reader has sent me the following information about a “listening session” that Rep. Susan Brooks, an Indiana Republican, will be holding this coming …

James Woods Spreads Right-Wing LGBTQ Pedophilia Conspiracy

In a tweet published to his official Twitter account two days ago, actor James Woods propagated the 4chan-created conspiracy theory that the LGBTQ+ …

LGBTQI

Odds & Ends: Russia, The Democratic Party & Purity Tests

Today, rather than discussing a single topic, I thought I’d post a couple of observations that are related to some of the previous month’s …

Democratic Party

We’re All Endangered By The Trump Administration

Is there a single environmental measure that the Trump Administration isn’t willing to ditch in order to benefit their cronies bottom …

Trump Administration

Michigan Supreme Court Rules Transgender Women Aren't Women

In a decision that could have sweeping downstream consequences, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Planet Fitness this week in a case where a …

Sexual Harassment

The Submerged State: Tax Credits & Other Government Incentives

Every once in a while, I read something that sparks an epiphany–usually, it’s the sort of “aha” moment that is followed by “well…DUH. I should have …

Income Inequality

Michigan Senate Candidate Still Running After Nassar Controversy

After lashing out at the judge in the Larry Nassar child molestation sentencing earlier this year, Michigan senatorial candidate Michael Saari …

Social Media

Trump Admin Promoting Violence Against LGBTQ People in Africa

Under the guise of religious liberty and Christian values, the Trump administration is emboldening African countries seeking to criminalize LGBTQ …

LGBTQI

Speaking Of Treason

The dictionary defines treason as betrayal, treachery, disloyalty and faithlessness. I looked it up, because it was the word that came to mind when I …

Donald Trump