2024-05-23 12:48 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Anything But Straight: The Ugly Phase Begins

For a brief moment, it looked as if the GLBT community might escape gratuitous gay baiting in the 2008 presidential campaign. Unlike the past few election cycles where the strategy was to secure the base at all costs, McCain and Obama were vigorously vying for moderate and Independent swing voters.

Thomas L. Friedman: Channeling Dick Cheney

I have no idea who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but lately I've been wondering whether, if it is Barack Obama, he might want to consider keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice president.

Paul Krugman: Republicans And Race

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of commentaries about Ronald Reagan's legacy, specifically about whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights movement.

Limping in with Pocket Aces

There are opposing schools of thought as to whether you should limp in before the flop when holding a big pocket pair like aces in No Limit Texas Hold’em.  

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Tuesday marked the 4th Anniversary of the House vote to authorize the President to go to war in Iraq. I sided with those opposed to granting this authority. It was one of the most important votes of my career and one that I do not regret.  

Early Neocon Role Exposed in Bush’s Israel Policy

A 1996 Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS) report, authored by several former and current Bush Administration appointees, has largely become the Bush Administration’s platform for deciding Israeli and Middle Eastern policy a decade later.

Picking Splinters: Fantasyland Notes

There’s a belief that the business world slows down around this time of year because lots of people are off on vacations. I tend to believe that they are merely drafting their fantasy football teams.