March 1, 2009

The New York Times hates Twitter and Facebook so you should too

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 01, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am perpetually amused by the folks in traditional (mainstream, old guard, whatever you want to call it) media who bash on new media. First it was the blogs and how they're destroying society - until they embraced them and...Read More


Deep in the doghouse

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I can be such a jerk. I've been miserable all day. Mad. Angry. Just out of sorts. Jeanine and I were due at a friend of hers tonight for dinner. I whined. Okay, deep down I was looking forward to...Read More


Parents need to get used to diversity

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Via Feministing, a children's BBC show hired a presenter who's missing part of her right arm. Some parents didn't like the hire that much: Disparaging comments by adults about a children's presenter have led to an angry backlash in support...Read More


President Obama Shows He's Serious

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 01, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Judging from his first budget and his latest weekly address, President Obama is serious about creating the change he promised in his campaign. The system we have now might work for the powerful and well connected interests that have run...Read More


Sean Hannity loses his mind (again) over men kissing

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Oh, Hannity. The buckets of crazy keep falling out of his mouth (along with the obvious buckets of bigotry). It's bad enough that my ears are still bleeding from Rush "Where's my oxycontin" Limbaugh at the CPAC conference yesterday. Doesn't...Read More


Conservative sexual politics: Overcompensate much?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm always surprised by how much of the conservative movement is based on people telling others, as loudly and repeatedly as possible, that they're more masculine than their political adversaries, and yet no one stops for a second and wonders...Read More


Would You Let Blog Readers Run Your Life?

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

OK. I value my autonomy (what’s left of it) way too much to do something like this. But the idea of someone else being in charge is tempting at times. Chen Xiao had pretty much given up making her own...Read More


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Young conservative swayed by ice skating

Filed by Ed Team | March 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because I am in this generation and was raised in a pro-gay-marriage era, I am only a little bit against gay marriage, but only a little, like 53 percent to 47. I have about a dozen gay friends, 30 or...Read More


The Unheard Voices Of The LGBT Community

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Twelve-year-olds Noel and Dakota, children of a lesbian mom, talk about the way homophobia impacts them. (Yes, LGBT equality is in the best interests of children!) Thanks to them for their honesty and willingness to share their feelings with...Read More