Queer Talk: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Preside at Same-Sex Wedding

By |August 31st, 2013|

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first Supreme Court member to officiate at the marriage of same-sex couple. In what is apparently a first by a Supreme Court member, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will preside at the wedding of a gay couple, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and government economist John Roberts [...]

White House Offers Evidence Against Syria, as Van Jones Supports Strikes

By |August 30th, 2013|

Van Jones backs strikes in Syria, as Obama's war council meets. President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of [...]

A Brit’s View: Government Defeated in Syria Vote

By |August 30th, 2013|

I'm embarrassed to admit that the Syria war almost passed me by this week. Not the actual war of course. I know about that. It's been going for two years after all. I'm talking about the war to start a war, or as it was known here, the vote in the House of Commons. Luckily [...]

Queer Talk: LGBT Equality Gains With VA Benefits, IRS, HHS, New Mexico

By |August 30th, 2013|

LGBT equality gains continue to grow at federal and state levels. It's been a busy few days for LGBT equality gains. A federal judge ruled same-sex couples can receive veteran benefits. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that same-gender couples legally married in states that recognize such [...]

Cost of Iraq War is Isolationism, As Brits Bow Out on Syria

By |August 30th, 2013|

World chooses isolationism. David Cameron suffers rebuke on Syria, as Obama moves forward on strike. President Obama is prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria, administration officials said Thursday, despite a stinging rejection of such action by America's stalwart ally Britain and mounting questions from Congress. [New York Times] [...]

Victory for Adult Vices: Obama Won’t Challenge State Weed Laws

By |August 30th, 2013|

Obama won't challenge state weed laws. The Obama administration said Thursday it wouldn't challenge state laws in Colorado and Washington that allow recreational marijuana use, in the latest victory for the movement to decriminalize the drug. The decision clears the way for the states to move ahead in implementing their laws and limits [...]

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Queer Talk: Cory Booker Doesn’t Care If People Think He’s Gay [Video]

By |August 29th, 2013|

Cory Booker says he doesn't care if people think he's gay. Speculation about Newark, New Jersey mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker and the possibility he is gay isn't new. But his Republican opponent in the Senate race, Steve Lonegan, seemed quite happy to add to the questions, including, of course, [...]

Obama PBS Interview on Syria, Still No Hint About Congress

By |August 29th, 2013|

In the Obama PBS interview, no questions about whether Congress will weigh in before any military strike on Syria. President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in the Oval Office, Aug. 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) So we are consulting with our [...]

Best of ESPN Olbermann so Far, On NCAA, & Piers Morgan [Video]

By |August 29th, 2013|

ESPN Olbermann has a very good debut week, as far as performance and production values are concerned, ratings not bad either. ESPN OLBERMANN has been really good in his debut first week, with LLoyd Grove at the Daily Beast, and Brian Feldman at the Atlantic agreeing. Opening nightly with a classic Keith rant, [...]

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Celebrating MLK’s Dream, Miley Cyrus and Degrading Black Women

By |August 28th, 2013|

We commemorate the 50 year anniversary of MLK's dream speech today. What does it mean for black women in a culture and country that continually marginalizes them? As the 50 year anniversary of MLK's dream speech is celebrated, "twerk" added to Oxford online dictionary. Now I don't know if Miley identifies [...]