August 21, 2008

Remember the Anti-Gay Florida Principal? He's now a Local Hero

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm sure readers will remember David Davis, the principal at Ponce de Leon High School in Florida whom the courts said led a "relentless crusade" against gay students at the school and "embarked on what can only be characterized as...Read More


Mental Health Break

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Today has been kind of stressful. A bizarre decision by the University's Curriculum Review Committee to simply not meet between the months of April and September has left one of my fall courses in a weird liminal space. It's not...Read More


Bobby Jindal: A Decadence We Can Do Without

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Next Thursday, I'll be heading to New Orleans to join my friends who call the city home for its annual Labor Day debauchery, also known as Southern Decadence. It will be the first time I have been to the city...Read More


Remember the Anti-Gay Florida Principle? He's now a Local Hero.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm sure readers will remember David Davis, the principal at Ponce de Leon High School in Florida whom the courts said led a "relentless crusade" against gay students at the school and "embarked on what can only be characterized as...Read More


Lesbian couple to marry in Oregon

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 21, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Two women, one of whom is Coquille, will be getting married next May with the Coquille Indian Tribe: As a federally recognized sovereign nation, the tribe is not bound by the Oregon's Constitution. The tribe recently adopted a law that...Read More


Housing Crisis

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 21, 2008 | 3:04 PM | comments

stAllio has a nice run-down of the confusion surrounding John McCain's houses. And, in fairness, it is complicated. As Yglesias hilariously puts it, "When one of your homes is really a combination of two different luxury condos the metaphysical status...Read More


Why is "taxes" a dirty word...?

Filed by Brynn Craffey | August 21, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Corporate tax rates in my former home, Ireland, are among the lowest in the European Union (EU). That fact, along with decades of massive EU spending to subsidize infrastructure, and a well-educated, English-speaking, hardworking workforce has been responsible for what...Read More


The British Orgy Daddy and the Island Boy

Filed by Father Tony | August 21, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I am writing to you from Manila. That's in the Philippines. I am taking a break from the work I'm supposed to be doing (I write music programming for karaoke machines, barely a week into this...Read More


Evan Bayh: VP speculation hits fever pitch

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The "Evan Bayh will be Vice-President" meme is running rampant here in Indiana with more and more tips and leaks and rumors spreading like wildfire. Let's catch up on all the latest gossip about the possible nomination. First there was...Read More


Why I'm Not Betting on CDC's HIV Statistics

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 21, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the Acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. I've got some national disease infection figures for you based on results of an optional test people in 22 states bothered to take. By the...Read More


Tenured (?) wingnut professor on crack

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I normally wouldn't waste my time on the crap that emits from the keyboard of Professor Mike S. Adams over at Clown Hall, but this classless loose cannon of homobigotry is stationed in my state; he teaches criminology at the...Read More


Rep Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones died Wednesday after a brain hemorrhage. The Congresswoman had championed the east side of Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs for the last ten years. She was the first black woman elected to Congress from Ohio. Congresswoman...Read More


McCain: An Enemy to the LGBT Community

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign PAC has released a blistering report on Republican presidential candidate John McCain's long and solid record against LGBT rights. The report, entitled John McCain: A Record of Opposing the Interests of GLBT Americans, shows that a...Read More


Ambassadors of Justice

Filed by Kate Kendell | August 21, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As we charge full-steam ahead into election season, I'm inspired and awed every day by the commitment and passion I see in our community. The level of engagement is unparalleled. Our staff has given 110% in order to get you...Read More


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Letting women die is required by the GOP

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

"If he were to change the party platform I think that would be political suicide." --Tony Perkins on why McCain shouldn't challenge the GOP platform as he did in 2000 to include an exception for rape, incest, and life of...Read More


Draft?

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

iPhone users: Click to watch Did McCain just say he was in favor of the draft?...Read More