December 22, 2008

LDR 2.0 - Loving from afar in the digital age

Filed by Nathan Strang | December 22, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I have dated my boyfriend John since February, 2008, and I feel closer to him in more ways than I have with anybody else. I also live farther away from him than anyone I have ever been with. How can...Read More


To Eat -- or Not to Eat -- a Fruitcake

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 22, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've always wondered why the homophobes decided to use the term "fruitcake" for gays. Do they mean those disgusting hunks of gluey stuff that are sold under the name "fruitcake" by supermarkets and commercial bakeries this time of year? Those...Read More


Dear Diego

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 22, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dear Diego, This may come as a surprise that you're seeing this open letter from me, one of the more vehement critics of HRC and your new boss, but congratulations on your new senior legislative policy adviser job starting January...Read More


Sen Richard Lugar named honorary co-chair of Obama inauguration

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Indiana's Republican senior Senator, Richard Lugar, has been named an honorary co-chair of the Barack Obama inauguration ceremony. Obama and Lugar had a close working relationship in the Senate. In keeping with the President-elect's commitment to an inclusive and bipartisan...Read More


Christmas at Home

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 22, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Martin Gill and his partner have been raising two foster children in Florida since December 2004. When a judge terminated the parental rights of the boys' biological parents in 2006, Martin moved to adopt them. While...Read More


This Can't Really Be the Economy

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 22, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm not an economist. I've never studied economics, beyond reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Economics about a year ago. I've read about derivatives and had my mind blown by the concept of securitization and the idea that people not...Read More


New DHHS rules hurt queers' medical care access

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I posted last week about the Bush Administration's new rules regarding the conservative creation known as the "right to conscience" (basically, the right to violate, with impunity, basic medical principles if medical professionals say a procedure goes against their personal...Read More


LGBT rights protest lights up Times Square

Filed by Father Tony | December 22, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

On Saturday, December 20, 2008, I joined the roughly 300 frozen protesters who marched in Manhattan from Herald Square to Times Square. As was the case with the earlier Jointheimpact.com events, this one was unpolished, casual, ardent, sincere, and, more...Read More


Forget Rick Warren, Joseph Lowery is the voice our country needs to hear

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the debate over Rick Warren delivering the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration continues, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the selection of Rev. Joseph Lowery to deliver the benediction. Unlike Rev. Warren who has equated marriage with...Read More


I ♥ the New Deal

Filed by Douglas Meagher | December 22, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

At the outset, I admit that Franklin Roosevelt is my political hero and I've been enamored of The New Deal since I was first old enough to read about it. The public works projects are my particular fascination. In most...Read More


Too Big To Fail

Filed by Kate Clinton | December 22, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

So much for no-drama Obama. This holiday season we got an early gift stuffed in our fishnet stocking. Clinton at least waited until after his inauguration to throw us under the Straight Talk Express bus with Don't Ask, Don't Tell....Read More


Demi Lovato Is A Cutter! Britney Spears Likes Urine! Oprah Is Fat!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 22, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment questions of the day: 1.Is Demi a cutter?! Should we have an intervention!? 2.If you could have any car- what would it be? 3. Who do you admire more? Oprah for saying she is fat or Tara Reid...Read More


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Melissa Etheridge ♥ Rick Warren

Filed by Ed Team | December 22, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"rick is not falwell. rick spoke of some "stupid" things he's said (his word, not mine), some missquotes that were given, and lots of ammunition from the media. all excellent points. (we're all war-minded right now, you know. it's easy...Read More


CNN's debate on Pastor Rick Warren pick for Obama Inauguration

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 22, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Hilary Rosen lays out clearly why the picking of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the Obama Inauguration is so disappointing....Read More