July 21, 2008

Beating Discrimination, One Battle at a Time

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Ashwin Madia is a graduate of Osseo High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. After graduating law school, he chose to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 2002. He served as...Read More


An Open Blog Post To John McCain

Filed by Storm Bear | July 21, 2008 | 5:15 PM | comments

click to enlarge For someone who wants to lead one of the largest economies on the planet in the 21st century, you sure don't seem to understand the issues important to America. Let's start with your computer illiteracy. It...Read More


Firearms for Felons?

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

My previous posts on the Supreme Court overturning the D.C. gun ban stirred up more debate than I expected, second amendment rights being pretty far outside the realm of issues I usually cover. So, why not continue? Especially since some...Read More


Kids in NC Get Thrown Under the Bus

Filed by Jim Neal | July 21, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

As has been reported the NC Senate's failure to pass anti-bullying legislation in tact despite having the votes is disappointing shows a disturbing and unacceptable lack of courage and compassion. They threw kids in the state of North Carolina under...Read More


What Would Jesus Say?

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | July 21, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Don't worry, you're still on the right blog site. When Serena asked me recently about my posting on the Anglican Communion it occurred to me that I had never made my present religious views clear. I feel I should do...Read More


Newsweek on Larry King's death

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's surprising, even though it shouldn't be, to me that one of the most mainstream news publications in the US, in 2008, would be much more interested in dissecting the fact that a fourteen-year-old murder victim bought a pair of...Read More


Weighing In: The Skinny on Fashion & Body Image

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 21, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I originally wrote this piece last year for G-Spot Magazine, but after watching this week's premiere of season 5 of Project Runway, I thought I'd revisit the topic of fashion and body image. This season's designers are the typical collection...Read More


Chocolate love

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Not only does Fritz have Pizza Eating Disorder, he's a chocoholic. I know, I know, chocolate isn't good for dogs. It can make them sick; it can even kill them if they eat enough. Fritz, however, has always stood ready...Read More


The New Yorker lampooning Obama insults Muslims

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words," is not so even on the July 21st The New Yorker cover's satirical lampooning of presidential hopeful Barack Obama robed in Muslim garb fist-bumping his Angela Davis afro-wearing, machine- gun...Read More


Newsweek on Lawrence King: News or not?

Filed by Cathy Renna | July 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week's cover story in Newsweek - which we should all recognize is a HUGE deal given the elections, economy and other issues happening in the world - is focused on the two intersecting LGBT issues: the plummeting age of...Read More


University of Southern Indiana Should Treat All Employees Equally

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Chad Tew is an associate professor of online journalism at the University of Southern Indiana. The University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees should vote for domestic partner benefits instead of putting off the issue until...Read More


About that New Yorker cover

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'd hate to see this one drift off into the ether without it being posted on TBP, so it's now the question of the day. What do you all think about the New Yorker's "Obama is a secret Muslim" cover?...Read More


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Taste life

Filed by Ed Team | July 21, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." --Eleanor Roosevelt...Read More


Jesse Helms... cross dresser?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch From the Signorile Show... was Jesse Helms into cross-dressing...Read More