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Dr. Charles Beem

Dr. Charles Beem's articles and posts

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Reflections on life in the Neo-Gilded Age

Like so many people in this state and across this country, I have not gotten over my funk regarding the rise of Trump and the subsequent train wreck of his presidency.

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Hope during dark times: Trump helps spur a grand progressive coalition

Like many progressive North Carolinians, the election of Donald Trump last November rocked my world to its core, and not in a good way. First came shock and disbelief, which was followed by a rage that was hard to shake over the holidays. But I finally did it, resuming the normal patterns of my life – until the dystopian nightmare of the Inaugural Address, which made it abundantly clear that this is a President only interested in playing to his base, with no thought to the rule of law, or the need to be truthful to the American people.

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Happily ever after? A marriage equality advocate worries about the Supreme Court

Recently, I attended a wedding in Lumberton. The two grooms had been together thirteen years, and it was time for them to make ...
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Mildred Loving and marriage equality

(Editor’s note: Yesterday, in just the latest in long and growing line of such decisions, a federal judge in Texas struck down that ...
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Watch the dominoes fall: The Utah case and marriage equality in North Carolina

It seems increasingly to be a world turned upside down these days in the nationwide quest for marriage equality. This is true even ...
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The marriage haves and the have-nots

Like millions of other gay Americans, I celebrated the recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions overturning key sections of the Defense of Marriage ...
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Civil rights? That’s so gay!

One of the funny things about being gay, as opposed to being a member of other socially constructed groups like ethnic minorities, is ...
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The thirty-nine percent

Like many other North Carolinians, I was saddened and shocked by the outcome of May’s primary election, in which 61% of voters approved ...
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