July 22, 2008

A Milestone for Gays in the Military?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dixon Osburn is Co-founder and former Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The House Armed Services Committee is set this Wednesday to hold the first hearing on lesbians, gays and bisexuals in the military since...Read More

Why We Hate On Gays

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I love Kirk Franklin, and not just because he's ahem, a fellow Texan. He fused traditional call and response style gospel singing with contemporary R&B and hip-hop tunes. It put a fresh, funky spin on gospel music, African-American style. I...Read More

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John Shalikashvili hails DADT hearings

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly is probably foaming at the mouth as we speak... Democrats in Congress hope to ignite a drive to reverse the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday with the first hearing on the subject since 1993, when President...Read More

I will never buy a Snickers bar again

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Snicker's Super Bowl ad with the two mechanics sharing a kiss and then beating the hell out of each other was enough to diminish my enjoyment of the popular candy bar. This latest ad though, has thoroughly convinced me to...Read More

Families on the Frontlines

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 22, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

In preparation for tomorrow's historic Congressional hearings on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," PFLAG invited family members and veterans from across the country to be part of its Families on the Frontlines series at the PFLAG National blog. And, we wanted...Read More


Filed by Michael Buckley | July 22, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Let me know what your faves are or any memories you have of these shows! I am so excited! I really really am hoping for the Facts of Life and I am so excited to...Read More

John McCain Should Talk to the Real Expert on My Family - Me

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Gust blogger Alan O'Brien-Myers is a rising senior at Holyoke High School in Holyoke, MA, where he lives with his two moms and younger brother. As someone who was adopted by two lesbian moms, I was certainly disappointed...Read More

Cursive schmursive

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm working on cover letters now to various jobs. In France, they have to be handwritten in cursive. I don't write anything by hand anymore that isn't just for me, and it's never, never, never in cursive. It's useless and...Read More

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh top pick for Obama's running mate

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is at the top of the short list to be Barack Obama's VP pick. While I've had a couple of run-ins with the Senator's staff after he refused to answer a question I asked him at...Read More


The mad ones

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

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,...Read More

A rightwinger finally answers the question

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch For those of us always wanting an answer to the "How does my family hurt your family?", Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton is ready to answer. Why do single parents hate diversity? My God,...Read More