Queer Talk: Bradley Manning Re-Introduces Herself As Chelsea

By |August 22nd, 2013|

Bradley Manning introduces herself as Chelsea, as she makes the long struggle with her transgender identity public. Recently sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information, Army private Bradley Manning has made explicit what was actually submitted by his attorney during the trial: Bradley Manning has re-introduced herself as Chelsea. David [...]

Queer Talk: Respect for Marriage Act Filed in House, Senate

By |June 28th, 2013|

The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), filed by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) in the Senate and by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) in the House, would completely repeal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). The Supreme Court decisions were a big step in that direction, but not complete. From The New Civil Rights Movement, Jean Ann Esselink [...]

Bill Maher, the First Female President and Perfection

By |April 14th, 2013|

"Because what good is being the first female president if you still have to be a dick?" - Bill Maher EVERYONE is a Clinton critic, Bill Maher one of the most offensive in past years. Bill Maher worrying that Hillary might "still have to be a dick," like any man has done over two hundred [...]

April Fool’s from David Frum: Hillary Clinton a “Mistake for 2016”

By |April 1st, 2013|

Texts from Hillary, via Tumblr [Original image by Diana Walker for Time.] Obviously, past performance is no guarantee of future results. Democrats chose the next guy in line in 2000 -- Vice President Al Gore -- and they may well do so again. But speaking from across the aisle, it's just this one [...]

Obama in the Middle East, aka “Operation Desert Schmooze” [Photobomb – Video]

By |March 24th, 2013|

President Barack Obama tours the crypt containing the birthplace of Jesus during his visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) ... Any serious analysis of Obama's policies must begin with his pragmatism. That's how he functioned throughout his [...]

Feature — Bailing and Wailing Versus Leaning In, It’s a Global Women’s Issue

By |March 22nd, 2013|

The 14 year-old girl who took on the Taliban, and showed the world the power of one female's voice. So let's put aside the psychological and cultural barriers to women's success for a moment, and get real: this is equally about the economics. Don't just lean in, save up (for the hired help). [...]

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Showtime’s Dick Cheney Doc Reveals What Obama and Hillary Clinton Did in Resurrecting America’s Foreign Policy Brand

By |March 17th, 2013|

"If you're a man of principle, compromise is a bit of a dirty word. The President made the decision that he wanted to avoid major controversy. It was his call, so that's what we did." - Dick Cheney on George W. Bush's decision to reverse himself on warrantless wiretaps when he finds out what Cheney [...]

Benghazi? We’re Still Waiting for Bush and Cheney to be Held Accountable for Iraq. [Rachel Maddow Videos]

By |February 22nd, 2013|

Hagel saw that, in Iraq, America was taking on an already weakened leader who the senator said probably didn't have weapons of mass destruction, and at the same time empowering another regime (Iran) that badly wanted WMDs--a dire development further documented on Monday by The Washington Post, which reported that the Iranian-backed Shiite group Asaib [...]

Feature — “Downton Abbey”: If Lady Sybil’s Death Didn’t Kill You, You’ll Survive This, Too [Spoiler Alert – Video]

By |February 18th, 2013|

The makers of Downton Abbey have already moved to console devastated viewers about the "untimely and tragic death" of character Matthew Crawley, after an outpouring of furious complaints about the Christmas special. Viewers complained it was "travasty", a "tragedy" and an "outrage", with some saying the ending had "ruined their Christmas". The makers of the [...]

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Obama, Democrats, Tea Party Extremists and Those Hapless Republicans

By |February 10th, 2013|

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, joined by Sylvia Panetta, review troops during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of Secretary Panetta, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Va., Feb. 8, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "When I think about what it means to be a Democrat [...]