January 19, 2010

The Sky Is Falling: Prop 8 Trial Day 6

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 19, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

The attorney for the proponents of Prop 8, Cooper, cross-examined Lee Badgett, Ph.D., a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Research Director of the Williams' Institute at UCLA. Cooper asserts that research suggests that many...Read More


Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition... Literally

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 19, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

According to ABC News, our Military is operating in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Iraq (and elsewhere in the world) with Bible Scripture imprinted on their guns. Not written on the guns, mind you. Actually embedded as part of the...Read More


The Costs of Marriage Discrimination: Prop 8 Trial Day 6

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 19, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

M.V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D., a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Research Director of the Williams' Institute at UCLA was called to testify about the private harms caused by Proposition 8 and the impact of...Read More


I know you are but what am I

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting article up about a bizarre argument Republicans of all stripes (fundies and gay Republicans alike) have been using lately that made its way into the federal Prop 8 trial. It goes something like...Read More


Streetwise: Keeping Kids Off the Streets

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 19, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Justin Early grew up on the streets of Seattle, is the author of "StreetChild: An Unpaved Passage" and was featured in the documentary "STREETWISE", which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1984. He lives in...Read More


Could a Brown win in Mass be good for health care reform?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Should liberals be secretly hoping for a Scott Brown win in Massachusetts today? Could a Brown win be good for health care reform? Air America's Jack Rice makes a good case for why a Brown win could actually help liberals...Read More


A Change of Heart: Day 6 Prop 8 Trial

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 19, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Driving rain and wind gusts of up to 51 mph reported in San Francisco. Day 6 of the Prop 8 trial begins. Today's witnesses are Lee Badget, Williams Institute, UCLA, Jerry Sanders, current mayor of San Diego who has a...Read More


The Massachusetts Special Election, The Energized Base and ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 19, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The key to today's special election in Massachusetts is how many people will turn out. Comparatively few turn out for a special election, so it all turns on whose base is more energized. Judging from my family, the base is...Read More


Day 6 Prop 8 trial Twitter feed

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Our live Twitter feed of the Prop 8 trial was really popular last week, so I'm bumping it back up to the top to make it handy for Projectors to find. Contributor Davina Kotulski is in the courtroom today and...Read More


Neil Patrick Harris to guest star on GLEE?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that How I Met Your Mother star (and resident pinup idol) Neil Patrick Harris is nearing a deal to guest star on Glee's sweeps week episode. Joss Whedon, director of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog will...Read More


Caster Semenya: Sports Authorities in Gender Gridlock

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 19, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Whenever I want to know what's up with the still-festering Caster Semenya case, I go to a South African website called "The Science of Sport." TSOS gets through the media murk to what the issues really are. It's run by...Read More


Massachusetts special election today: A Brown victory means Obama's done too much for LGBT's

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bridgette LaVictoire thinks LGBT's might not get out to vote in the special Senate election today: It is there that Massachusetts becomes a problem. Massachusetts is a state with some of the largest numbers of LGBT Americans in the country,...Read More


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Tea partiers versus the educated class

Filed by Ed Team | January 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year. The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is...Read More


Kevin Jennings robot video

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

I remember in high school and the beginning of college there were boys who'd sit around and make up names for made up sex acts and laugh like it was the funniest thing in the world. A few of...Read More