2024-07-15 7:42 AM

Anything But Straight: Beauty Queen Vs. Bitchy Queen

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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: Deliver Us From Rick Warren

Last weekend’s spectacle in Orange County, California, was not a debate on faith and values between the two presidential candidates. It was a showcase for the elevation of yet another right-wing fundamentalist preacher, an heir to the late Jerry Falwell anointed as a media darling to be its resident expert on faith-related matters.

Paul Krugman: Don

Will the next president be the second coming of Jimmy Carter? Given Thursday's economic headlines, full of dire warnings about the return of 1970s-style stagflation, you might think so.

Maureen Dowd: The Dream is Dead

WASHINGTON — The man crowned by Tommy Franks as "the dumbest ((expletive)) guy on the planet" just made the dumbest ((expletive)) speech on the planet.

Dem Hopeful

A response to a question at a public forum about the separation of church and state by a conservative Democrat running in Fairfax County’s 34th State Senate District last week brought the issue of his ties to a controversial religious movement even more to the forefront.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Exxon & Peak Oil

Every now and again, a senior oil company executive speaks optimistically to some august gathering about all the oil that is left. This time the honor fell to Stephen Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Refining. Speaking to a conference in Houston, Mr. Pryor stridently asserted that "energy resources are adequate to sustain growth— we are not […]