Is the Republican party finally starting to come to its senses on the question of treating the gays with a modicum of dignity? On the surface of things, it appears that may indeed be the case. Every few months for the past few years, news is made when a prominent Republican, such as Laura Bush
Things seem to be heating up in Syria. Yesterday, three high-ranking officials (the defense minister, deputy defense minister and the head of the crisis management office) in the al-Assad regime were killed and two wounded (the interior minister and the head of the national security bureau). Rebel groups claimed to have planted the bomb a day
So, Muslims and Jews, when it comes to many spheres of live, don’t really get along. There’s a lot of reasons for it, but mostly having to do with Israel. I won’t bother with a long-winded historical analysis of all of the reasons, but, suffice it to say that there’s a lot of bad blood.
So, gays are getting a lot of press these days. On the one hand, you have a sitting American President coming out in favor of gay marriage. President Obama did so with qualifications, hedging a bit, but, overall, his endorsement of marriage equality is a huge step forward, not just for gays, but for all
Who doesn’t love Vice President Joe Biden? He’s like your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving, going off and saying the things everyone is thinking, but noone dares to utter out loud. Case in point: this weekend, he came out as being personally in favor of same-sex marriage. No pun intended. Then, Education Secretary Arne Duncan did
The UN has a bum rap in the United States. Some of it is undeserved, much of it is. In speaking with people connected to the UN, I get the distinct feeling that it’s basically a country club for third world nations, where nothing ever gets done, and indulging in bureaucratic rituals is far more
Missouri has never been known as the most progressive of states, and they’re not doing themselves any favors these days. The state legislature is considering a bill that would effectively ban the discussion of homosexuality and preclude the existence of school-affiliated gay-straight alliances. The bill is known as ‘Don’t Say Gay‘ and it’s become the