Why Is It?

…That John Kerry sniped mercilessly at Howard Dean during the 2004 primary, but no one ever accused him of being a traitor to the Democratic Party? …That when feminists complain of massive sexism and misogyny during the campaign, they are called “whiners,” but when Obama supporters complain of racism, they … Continue reading

Confidential To Obama: Sorry, There Is No “Gay Agenda”

In a recent interview with The Advocate, this is what Barack Obama had to say about a former professor of his: “He was a wonderful guy. He was the first openly gay professor that I had ever come in contact with, or openly gay person of authority that I had … Continue reading

The Rhetorical Fallacies In This Campaign Are Breathtaking

So tonight, Elton John gave his concert for Hillary Clinton. “I’m still standing,” she quipped, and he said “I never cease to be amazed at the misogynist(ic) attitude of some of the people in this country. I say to hell with them.” And bloggers and those who comment on blogs … Continue reading

Steve & Cokie Roberts: Race Trumps Gender, Yet Again

In their latest column, “Let superdelegates decide race? Not this year,” Steve and Cokie Roberts argue that 2008 is absolutely the wrong year to let superdelegates decide who is the Democratic presidential nominee. Why? They are the superdelegates, the elected officials and representatives of Democratic Party constituencies who this year … Continue reading

This Is As Good A Time As Any To Remind Everyone

That the 2004 election–and I have no doubts about this–was stolen in Ohio in broad daylight. With few exceptions, the news media has chosen to ignore this, as has Congress. Since it is old news–and was never really news at all–what is to keep it from happening again? While the … Continue reading

Clinton Speaks In Philadelphia On LGBT Issues

Sen. Clinton accepted an invitation to be interviewed by the Philadelphia Gay News, and here is some of what she had to say: On governments that execute LGBT citizens: I would be very strongly outspoken about this and it would be part of American foreign policy.  On extending the Domestic-Partnership … Continue reading