2024-07-14 3:06 AM

Anything But Straight: Beauty Queen Vs. Bitchy Queen


The Miss USA contest began as a beauty contest and ended up as a mud bath. The theatrics started when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who was a pageant judge, asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, if she supported marriage equality.

Nicholas F. Benton: Can the GOP Re-Brand?

A growing, concerted effort from within high-level party ranks to oust the arch conservative chairman of the Virginia GOP is evidence of what promises to be an unsavory spectacle akin to watching a snake wriggle its way out of an old, dead skin.

Editorial: GOP Obstruction & Virginia Elections

President Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday night focused directly on the interests of the American people in a way that hasn’t been heard in such an address this entire decade to date.

Nicholas F. Benton: Ending 30 Years Of Anger & Fear

With the watershed national election last month, millions of Americans will begin to experience many irrational, subconscious fears melting away, having a collateral effect akin to curing at least selective blindness.

Anything But Straight: What if We Win?

It is easy to get depressed when analyzing the elections. With serious economic and international crises facing our nation, we have voters like Gordon Maddox who may vote against Barrack Obama because he wrongly fears that his wife Michelle isn’t sufficiently proud of America.

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

To drill or not to drill, that is the question. But is it? Offshore oil reserves, once online — a feat which will come long after the new president’s first term — will garner less than three years of supply.

Cape Grapes

The novelty’s over. A serious look at South African wine lands yields adventure and beauty for wine lovers.

Helen Thomas: Worth a Thousand Words

WASHINGTON — Some readers resented The Washington Post for publishing an Associated Press photograph of a critically wounded Iraqi child being lifted from the rubble of his home in Baghdad’s Sadr City "after a U.S. airstrike."

Rev. Wright Puts Sound Bites Into Theology Context

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor for 36 years of a Southside Chicago church that grew from 87 members in 1972 to 8,000 under his leadership, spoke to a sold-out audience at the National Press Club Monday morning, receiving three thundering standing ovations while seeking to establish a context for the series of […]