For the record, Barack Obama appears still capable of taking an actual stand on something. The text of his letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in California. Continue reading
It seems this is the outrage of the weekend:
Better late than never.
The US Senate has approved a bill to remove former South African president Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress from the US terror watch list… Continue reading
You’d think we’d come a long ways from the days of “no Irish need apply,” and all the other exclusionary nonsense that passed for all-Americanism. Salam Al-Marayati and Steven B. Jacobs point out that if that’s what you think, you might be mistaken: Continue reading
Every baby boomer has to remember this:
I remember Dean Skelos when he was a young guy. He was distinguished by his dream. Everyone knew back then that Dean Skelos wanted to be Senate Majority Leader some day. And so it has come to pass: Continue reading
Well, knock us over with a feather.
Joseph L. Bruno, the Senate majority leader and New York State’s highest-ranking Republican, said Monday evening that he would not seek re-election in November, after a 32-year career in the Senate. Continue reading