“What is it about gay sex that makes U.S. health officials want to play Chicken Little with AIDS prevention and public safety?” Tony Valenzuela writes in the latest Poz magazine, where he criticizes, “The clueless tabloid and public health hysteria over man-on-man sex.”
Israelis Celebrate, Palestinians Mourn
WASHINGTON — The Israelis are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of the nation of Israel.
Dowd On Drinks: Scandal Rocks Tuscan Wine World
Sometimes in business you can be too productive.
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.”
Anything But Straight: The Bible Without Bile
No matter who wins the presidential election, it is quite clear that the big loser in campaign 08 is religion. By far, the most strident political voices have come from renegade reverends that seem a bit hot under the collar. These cantankerous characters (or caricatures) have transformed their houses of […]
Winetail Is The New Cocktail
AUSTIN, Texas — The shimmering concoction in the martini glass had a dreamy, pale green color. But what exactly was it? Perhaps the cucumber rose perched on the rim offered a clue. Was it a martini made with Hendrick’s Gin, which is made with cucumber and rose petals?
Mary Margaret Whipple’s Richmond Report
Last week’s Reconvened and special sessions resulted in a number of notable accomplishments for the 2008 General Assembly.
Helen Thomas: Bush Admits He Approved Of Torture Of Prisoners
WASHINGTON — The American people have heard President Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture.
Anything But Straight: Between the Wild Party & the Wedding Party
When I first came out in 1988, if two young gay people met, the reaction often was, “You too! I thought I was alone.” As my 20-year high school reunion approaches, I witnessed an identical response in a seminal New York Times Magazine cover story. At a coffee shop […]
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Tuesday marks Earth Day, the annual event reminding all Americans that a livable, sustainable world cannot be achieved without action. In the last year, the New Direction Congress has taken up that challenge, beginning to reverse the old, failed energy policies of the past, breaking ground on new measures to […]