In the Middle East, homosexuals don’t exist because there is a discernible lack of rainbow flag waving, show tune loving and Mimosa-sipping gays. There is also an absence of out politicians, ala Barney Frank, GLBT political organizations or trendy gay nightclubs. This, of course, is because homosexuality is a Western […]
A new phase between adolescence and adulthood.
Seventy-two years ago this week, the Social Security Act became law. With the stroke of a pen, the compact giving our seniors the dignity and financial security needed to prevent poverty for millions of aging Americans was established.
In sports, it is known that confidence is the main ingredient that separates great players from those who are merely good. A legend, such as Michael Jordan, could miss ten shots in a row, but he would still expect the eleventh shot to fall. The average player, on the other […]
Last week Portland, Oregon became the first governmental body in the US to not only acknowledge that imminent peak oil is a reality, but also to publish a plan as to what the city should be doing to cope. Breaking new ground has both its perils and its rewards. The […]
“Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939,” Exhibition Opens Saturday, Mar. 17, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Busboys and Poets is where intellects, political-artistic types, and all those in-between flock to in Washington D.C. Here you’ll find comfortable surroundings for the wireless internet fiend to the fashionable trendsetter. Just grab a couch, or sink into the spacious booths of the back room, or enjoy standard seating arrangements […]
I was exhausted and on my way home from Phoenix, where I participated in a protest against Focus on the Family’s ex-gay Love Won Out Conference. One of the few remaining joys of flying these days is reading without all of the earthly distractions, such as cell phones and e-mail. […]
Memorandum for: The Chairman, Arlington County Board Subject: Energy Task Force
Notwithstanding possible GOP dirty tricks in an attempt to change the outcome of the Senate race in Virginia, Tuesday’s election was a veritable bloodbath exceeding the best hopes of almost everyone sick of George Bush and Iraq. It is sweet justice, a swift and ferocious public mugging of an entire […]