James W. Holsinger’s controversial nomination for U.S. Surgeon General never made much sense. The last thing Bush’s shattered presidency needed was another battle on Capitol Hill at a time when support for the war in Iraq was eroding among key Senators.
Helen Thomas: The U.S. Supreme Court Sets Back the Country
WASHINGTON — The new Supreme Court is more conservative than it has been in decades. It’s also meaner.
Nicholas F. Benton: How I Explain LaRouche
It was my own experience, as a late 1960s anti-war, pro-civil rights activist who came through a complicated maze to align with the then-socialist designs of one Lyn Marcus, a.k.a. Lyndon LaRouche, that informed my exclusive journalistic exposé this April. I broke the news of the link between the suicide […]
Anything But Straight: Israel’s Tragic Miscalculation
The Israeli Knesset is about to make a tragic mistake with far reaching consequences if it votes to ban Gay Pride rallies. This anti-democratic action will alienate secular Jews – gay and straight – worldwide and force stalwart defenders of Israel to rethink their allegiance. American Jews overwhelmingly reject the […]
Anything But Straight: No Couching Message In Furniture Mogul
Mitchell Gold is an openly gay, Jewish furniture magnate who is larger than life in small town America. Where most people leave New York to live unassumingly in the countryside, Gold has brought charisma and pizzazz to the sleepy hamlet of Taylorsville, North Carolina.
Anything But Straight: A Date With Hate
In trying to beat back a growing wave of support for federal hate crime legislation, the right wing was up to its most dastardly and divisive old tricks. On April 17, they had scheduled a media conference at the National Press Club pairing so-called “ex-gays” with anti-gay black ministers. Their […]
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
Anything But Straight: Learning the Hardaway
Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington called a co-star a faggot and ended up in rehab, while former basketball star Tim Hardaway said he hated homosexuals and now his career as an ex-jock pitchman is on a cold slab. This will be remembered as the year the F-word became the new […]
Anything But Straight: A Dangerous Fraud
The anti-gay groups, the American Family Association and Americans for Truth should be immediately shut down for committing wanton and craven acts of fraud. They are unabashed con artists duping their own members by selling a product both groups have admitted was misleading.
Nicholas F. Benton: Homophobia
The following was quipped on line by one pundit concerning the defection of the eight Virginia churches from the Episcopal Church to align with the anti-gay Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria last month: