What a difference a month makes. Just four weeks ago Hezbollah and the Israelis were engaged in the heaviest fighting the world has seen since the US overran Iraq.
The war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq are certainly going to be the crowning issues in the Nov. 7 mid-term elections.
When I told a friend that in a nine-day period this month, I’d been in the front row of a Melissa Etheridge concert at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall and in the second row of a Paula Poundstone comedy performance in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and loved them both, he exclaimed: “At […]
The world of men can be divided into two groups: Those who feel empty after the completion of a one night stand and those who roll over and go to bed feeling completely satisfied.
This week the UN is to come up with a sanctions resolution that will keep Iran’s two million barrels a day of exports flowing and at the same time convince Tehran to give up on uninspected nuclear enrichment.
“There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created in the Constitution.” That eloquent putdown of an imperial presidency was the essence of a recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit who declared that President Bush’s warrantless wiretap program was unconstitutional.
The behavior of Virginia Senator George Allen last week can only leave folks shaking their heads. Singling out a person of non-Anglo appearance for a derogatory, if not racial, slur and the suggestion that he, apparently by virtue of his appearance alone, cannot be familiar with Virginia, was about the […]
Why does the Bush administration insist on tinkering with the long-established laws on military conduct and treaties of this land?
I have long endorsed the political strategy of supporting both GLBT friendly Democrats and Republicans. For pragmatic reasons, it made sense not to put all of our eggs in one basket. However, that was before the GOP leadership was hijacked by right wing basket cases. Sadly, I think it is […]
The halfway point in the “Congressman Jim Moran Community Health Challenge” has been reached. For those of you who don’t know, in an effort to promote healthy living, I teamed up with Falls Church’s own Vantage Fitness back in May to hold a community health event challenging Northern Virginians to […]