February 13, 2009

Continental Flight 3407 Crashes in Clarence NY: 50 souls lost.

Filed by Nathan Strang | February 13, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last night, Continental flight 3407 went down in Clarence, NY. The plane, operated by Colgan Air, was on its way to Buffalo, NY, from Newark, NJ. 50 souls were lost: 44 passengers, two pilots, two flight attendants, one off-duty pilot,...Read More


We Will, Ultimately, Prevail

Filed by Kate Kendell | February 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Earlier this month, I was in Denver for Creating Change, the annual activist conference sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The event was packed with LGBT folk of every description, from all over the country. I reconnected...Read More


Jared Polis on the Economy Recovery Plan

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 13, 2009 | 5:31 PM | comments

Openly gay freshman House member Jared Polis is definitely one to watch. Not just because he was the first openly gay male incumbent elected to Congress. Check out this clip from CNN where Rep. Polis talks about President Obama's economic...Read More


Queer music Friday - Sam Sparro

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a live performance of Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold." And Sam Sparro on being an openly gay musician, after the jump....Read More


Help Nominate A Strong HHS Secretary

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 13, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jon Hoadley is Executive Director of Stonewall Democrats, the national organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied Democrats. With more than 120 local chapters, Stonewall Democrats works to elect more pro-equality Democrats to public...Read More


More GSA Fights in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The ACLU of Florida has filed a lawsuit against another Florida School Board for denying a Gay-Straight Alliance to form. Administrators from the School Board of Nassau County, Florida have unlawfully denied students' requests for permission to form a GSA...Read More


Joe the Plumber will fix the economy some time between noon and 6pm next Thursday

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Joe the Plumber apparently knows how to fix the economy now; he's advising Congressional Republicans on the jobs bill. The Senate staffers who showed up at 9 a.m. for the closed-door meeting refused to leak the contents of their discussion...Read More


Action Alert: Stop the Arrests!

Filed by Eric Leven | February 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

This just in: Join us on the picket line at the Mayor's private residence for a legal and peaceful constitutionally-protected protest. As with any political event these days, there is always some risk that the police will violate our rights....Read More


The Universe's Pull

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 13, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was tired yesterday. Sleep wasn't my friend the night before. Every time I drifted into it I had the most awful dreams. Children, so many of them, being abused and I was trying to save them all. I couldn't....Read More


Kiss of Peace

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 13, 2009 | 11:45 AM | comments

I want to pursue George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld with the same fervor that those people are going after steroid users in baseball. Sign up for Kate's newsletter, get Kate's latest dates, news, and Vlog archives at:...Read More


Live Blog from South African Murder Trial

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here's an update just emailed from Human Rights Watch on the trial of soccer player Eudy Simelane's alleged murderers in South Africa. Internet wizardry makes it possible for Americans to track the trial via a live blog from the town...Read More


Senatorial Lessons on MTV

Filed by Steve Ralls | February 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Apparently, Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey (pictured) hasn't yet heard the news about Chris Brown & Rihanna. Senator Harvey, who is infamous in Colorado political circles for his unwavering anti-immigrant views and his far-right stances on issues of civil rights...Read More


Blink 182 is Back! / Octo-Mom is Octopussy! / American Idol!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 13, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What should they do with this Octo-Mom woman and her kids? Are you concerned? She is asking for paypal donations now?! WTF! 2. Are you excited about Blink 182? I am! 3. Are...Read More


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Ezra Temko

Filed by Ed Team | February 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Nobody ever asked me about my sexual orientation and I don't believe it has any bearing on my ability to serve. When I was running for council, I was single, so it really didn't come up. Drew and I go...Read More


Rachel Maddow celebrates Darwin

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rachel Maddow celebrates Darwin Day by teaching the story of the Flying Spaghetti Monster....Read More