Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he's worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.

Oklahoma GOP Proposes Extremist RFRA Legislation

Oklahoma GOP Sen Joseph Silk Proposes Extremist RFRA Legislation

Attempting to set the standard two years in a row for the most extreme and anti-gay pieces of legislation nationally, the Oklahoma legislature will consider a RFRA-style bill this session targeting LGBTQ people that also has the effect of broadly discriminating against the general  population. SB 197 – also known as the “Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act” – would allow businesses to […]

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No, Protesters Aren’t Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

The Demand Protest scam - No, Protesters Aren't Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

Right wing media and blogs have been aflutter this week claiming a group named “Demand Protest” is organizing and paying people to protest at Donald Trump’s inauguration. While an even cursory investigation of the ‘organization’ behind the scheme should raise several red flags, one media personality exposed the operation as a sham – and it’s the last person you’d expect: Fox […]

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Indivisible: How You Can Speak Out Against Trump

Indivisible

If the past year has shown the nation anything, it’s that traditional methods of campaigning and activism simply don’t work anymore. The advent of social media and money as speech have both influenced politics to the point that petitions and phone calls to representatives – as important as they both are – just aren’t enough to effect and sustain change. […]

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SNL Gave the Nation a Blueprint to Opposing Trump

SNL offers a blue print on how to resist Donald Trump

Over the last few months few things have consistently sparked Trump outrage and late night tweet storms like Saturday Night Live (SNL). Whether covering his abysmal debate performances or most recently his “Russian pee-pee party,” the longstanding sketch comedy show found new life this past year while offering Americans a blueprint to a sure fire method to oppose Donald Trump. Most recently, Trump went […]

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Arizona Bill Would Ban Social Justice Discussion on Campuses

Arizona Bill by Bob Thorpe Would Ban Social Justice Discussion on Campuses

A bill proposed by state lawmaker Rep. Bob Thorpe (R) would outlaw all discussion of social justice topics on all campuses across Arizona. The legislation – HB2120 – specifically targets the concept of privilege while broadly banning classes, events and activities from engaging in productive discussions about race, ethnicity and other factors driving economic and political disparities. According to the bill: 15-112.  Prohibited courses, classes, events and activities; […]

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CNN Grows a Back Bone; Challenges Trump on Lies & Attacks

Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta of CNN take on the Trump Russia lie about their coverage

In a fifteen minute segment of his show AC360 last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with three other CNN personalities in dismantling President Elect Donald Trump’s ongoing attack against the CNN organization. Calling Trump’s attack a “denial of real news,” the panel systematically explained in excruciating detail how CNN’s coverage was separate and different from the Buzzfeed Russia dossier document drop […]

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Tomi Lahren Just Doesn’t Get It – And Probably Never Will

Tomi Lahren

Aiming to be the next Ann Coulter, conservative commentator and professional aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren just doesn’t appear to understand a large portion of what she’s talking about. Or, if she does, she’s clearly hoping her audience doesn’t see her for the conservative emperor with no clothing she really is. The most recent example of this failure to launch […]

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Trump Attacks Free Press During Press Conference

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

In what was already a highly unorthodox press conference this morning President Elect Donald Trump launched an attack on constitutional free press by not only assailing the credibility of a news organization that published a critical piece about him, but repeatedly refusing to take a question from that organization for the duration of his press conference. During his press conference Trump addressed […]

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Trump Compares U.S. to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

Trump Compares US to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

After CNN published a breaking news story yesterday detailing a two page synopsis of a set of intelligence memos being taken more seriously by the intelligence community, Buzzfeed took the unusual step of publishing those memos for the public to review. The memos had been circulating around the mainstream political and media community since well before the election but because of the difficulty […]

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