Last week, I joined with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) to introduce the “Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2009,” legislation to address the risks our families, communities, and the environment face from unwanted or unused drugs left in the home or disposed of improperly.
Every year, The Sidney Awards go to the authors of the best magazine essays, and every year the psychic costs grow worse. The Sidneys have become so prestigious and so life-altering that the winners know that everything they produce hereafter will be anti-climactic. Some crack up — F. Scott Fitzgerald […]
Broadly speaking, the serious contenders for the Democratic nomination are offering similar policy proposals — the dispute over health care mandates notwithstanding. But there are large differences among the candidates in their beliefs about what it will take to turn a progressive agenda into reality.
There are many aspects to why the new film, “Factory Girl,” is opening to less than rave reviews this week. It’s an unsettling docudrama set in the 1960s Greenwich Village, about Andy Warhol (played by Guy Pearce), a Bob Dylanesque character (Hayden Christensen) and the lesser-known real life person Edie […]
There are recreational drugs, such as pot and alcohol and then there are what I call “wreck-reational” drugs such as crack and crystal methamphetamine. The latter has become somewhat of a plague in the gay party scene and a ubiquitous shadow in gay online pickup sites where users are often […]
The American public expects every level of government to solve problems; when government fails in this responsibility, the public responds by placing it under new leadership.
With less than two weeks left in what is shaping up to be a historic midterm election, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has released our party’s 100 hour plan, citing what priorities House Democrats will advance in the first 100 hours of a new Democratic House Majority.