Category Archives: politics

Reading the Right

Back in 2010, I made a list of political journalists and pundits who helped shape my views on American politics. While I have always tried to be omnivorous and adventurous in the opinions I seek out, it could not have … Continue reading

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Weighing In, Belatedly, On Obama’s Marriage Announcement

I’m not sure if you can really be late to a party that shows no sign of stopping, but even if it’s been three weeks since Barack Obama came out, as it were, in favor of marriage equality, I feel … Continue reading

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Sad. Grateful. Determined.

Today, it’s been a week since the terror attacks in Norway. A very close friend of mine was killed at Ut√łya, and a handful of my friends were among the survivors. I wasn’t on the island myself, but I am … Continue reading

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My Favorite Political Pundits

This blog has been known to dip its toes into politics every once in a while, and you can follow my musings on American politics and lots of other stuff on Twitter, @queerlefty. This brief break from our regularly scheduled … Continue reading

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‘W.’ Is No Laughing Matter

Having sat through the entirety of Oliver Stone’s promising yet ultimately disappointing George W. Bush biopic W., I wanted to scream at him that he should leave poor Freud out of his presidential portrait. There is much to commend here … Continue reading

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Pull The Plug On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) policy that allows gays and lesbians to serve in the U.S. military so long as they don’t disclose their sexual orientation, was a compromise the Clinton Administration crafted in the early nineties after squandering … Continue reading

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Five Mistakes Obama Made

Tonight Barack Obama will effectively clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, even though it could still take a day or two for enough superdelegates to rally to his side, and for Hillary Clinton to accept the inevitable. Therefore, this is as … Continue reading

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