Sen. Lindsey Graham called fears that the Supreme Court would overturn gay and interracial marriage politics and suggested that the court would not take those actions.
Lawless Anti-Gay Kentucky County Clerk Continues To Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses
Kim Davis continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses on Tuesday morning, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her appeal.
Republican Opposition To SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling Is Opposition To The Constitution
Conservative opponents of the Constitution see no contradiction in attacking the Marriage Equality ruling as a violation of the Constitution
Friday Fox Follies – And, They’re Off And Running
During a week when both Tea Party darling Marco Rubio and Fox "News" nemesis Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton announced they are running to be the next President of the United States, it's instructive to contrast the stark difference in how the two candidates are covered on the Fox "News" Channel.
Brewer Whines About Checks and Balances When Court Strikes Down AZ’s Ban on Marriage Equality
A Friday ruling that found Arizona's marriage ban is unconstitutional, and the court's denial of a request to stay its ruling marked the beginning of freedom for same sex couples in the state.
‘People With Conventional Views’: Welcome To The Real Modern Family, Washington Post.
The political and media firestorm about Richard Cohen's recent column, as typical, missed the real issues.
Despicable Men: How the Republican Re-branding Effort Has Done More Harm Than Good
Like the villain in the Despicable Me 2 film, Republicans wanted to make over their image. Like that villain, they have failed miserably.
Rachel Maddow Obliterates Jim DeMint’s Gay Hate on Meet The Press
In a moment that has been years in the making, Jim DeMint was absolutely destroyed by Rachel Maddow for trying to spread his hate filled anti-same sex marriage propaganda.
Straight from the Pastor: A Message of Enlightenment and Modernity Amidst the Insanity of Zealots
Just when it seems the discussion has been overrun by insane religious zealots, Pastor Howard Bess offers us an enlightened and modern religious perspective on marriage.
Obama Power: 36 Point Swing in Approval for Marriage Rights
On her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow pointed out a 36 point swing in support for equal marriage rights in the state of Maryland.
Thank you, Mr. President! But This is Going to Get Flat Earth Ugly!
In a single moment the President has made history by endorsing same sex marriage and simultaneously became an instant target by the extreme religious parasites bent on "Reclaiming America".
Tell MSNBC To Stop Courting And Promoting Right Wing Bigots
In recent weeks right wing bigots like Tony Perkins have been featured on Hardball, The Ed Show, and Rachel Maddow among others, and it must stop.
Christofascist Organization Lays Claim to “Gay” Rainbow
NOM says the rainbow is a Christian symbol stolen by the gay rights people. Would this be a good time to ask for the cross back, since it predates Christianity?
Republicans Talk and Hate and Offer no Solutions
You can search and search; you can look high and low, but you won't find much. Right now, the closest thing the Republicans seem to have to a real policy is orchestrating a win for Bristol on DWTS.
Analyzing What November 2nd Means
Many Americans are asking, "What happened?" In a wonderfully titled article, “What the #!%*?: The U.S. mid-term elections?” the National Post’s Peter Goodspeed asks and answers some very important questions about the midterms.
Ten Things You’ll Be Voting Against if You Vote Republican
Today is the day we go to vote in the 2010 midterm elections. The results of this election will reverberate far beyond our localities; they will affect the entire country and indeed, the entire world.
Conservative Christian Nuttiness Increases as Election Day Nears
Conservative Christians fear for this country and its future (that should be read as their privileged position in this country). They seem uncertain as to what the answer is. Do they vote? Do they pray? Do they just scream a lot and stomp their little feet?
A Lesson for Americans: Reaping the Consequences of Hate
Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment of hate and xenophobia, the consequences can be deadly and widespread.
Rachel Maddow Meets Joe Miller and Doesn’t End Up Handcuffed
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was in Alaska tonight covering the state's three way US Senate race and unlike his fellow Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell; Joe Miller actually talked to her. Even better for Maddow, Miller's security not only didn't handcuff her, she didn't get arrested. That's probably the best thing that can be said about the strange and uncomfortable interaction between Maddow and Miller.
“Polarizing Carl” Paladino
Carl Paladino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, did something surprising for a Republican politician Sunday; he went after gays.
The Westboro Baptist Church Meets Newton’s Third Law
What are we to do with groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, which has been designated a hate group by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, and who seem intent on testing the limits of free speech? Should we engage, mock, or ignore them?
Conservatives Argue Against the Constitution When They Oppose Gay Marriage
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) worries that repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy which has been in place since the Clinton presidency will result in gay rights groups wanting special rights, but Granting everybody the same rights - to serve in the military, to get married, to have the same rights before the law, are not special rights. They are the very basic rights guaranteed by law to every individual in the United States.
Impress Your Friends on Super Sunday with Prop 8
Learn how to amaze your friends at next week's Super Bowl party in one easy lesson. When the subject of the Prop. 8 trial comes up between Super Bowl commercials, be able to look the host(ess) right in the eye and say, "If the plaintiffs prevail, same-sex marriage restrictions are toast just like Jim Crow after Brown v. Board of Education."
Fox News Edits Video to Make Jon Stewart a Climate Change Denier
This morning FNC's Fox and Friends used video of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart to imply that the Climategate emails have turned Stewart into a climate change denier. The problem is that they only showed the dig at Al Gore and left out the rest of the segment in which Stewart says that the emails aren't very sensational.
Good Trick & Bad Treats for Halloween: Praying or Preying on People?
Kimberly Daniels recently wrote about Halloween Candy for Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network web site, and her rhetoric about demonic Halloween candy personifies a brand of religion that amounts to Christian superstition. It links to the crazy that is epitomized by extreme fundamentalists.
Bill Maher Takes on Reverse Racism and the Sotomayor Hearings
Comedian Bill Maher was on MSNBC's Hardball tonight, where he offered his unique take on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings, "All these white people, especially white men who are so incensed about reverse racism and Sotomayor because the problem for too long is Puerto Rican women have had their boot on the neck of white men." Check out the video.
Steele Calls Same Sex Marriage a Burden on Business
The latest Republican argument against same sex marriage was delivered by RNC Chair Michael Steele who claimed today that same sex marriage raises health and life insurance costs for business owners. Of course, the same argument applies to traditional marriage, but Republicans aren't against that...yet.
Glenn Beck: Gay Marriage Laws Would Legalize Incest
Today, in response to a caller asking about the "slippery slope of gay marriage," Glenn Beck claimed that gay marriage laws would result in incest, because siblings would be allowed to get married as long as they got fixed, and didn't have children because they would make mutants.
Republicans Try to Scare Americans With Gay Marriage….Again
Former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote today that President Obama has antipathy for American values, and he tried to drag Obama into the gay marriage debate by suggesting that Obama supports federalized gay marriage, because he is going to let Europe dictate American policy.
Blaming Gay Marriage for Mass Murders
In a piece titled Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gay Marriage and Mass Murders, Robert Peters the president of Morality in America, argued that same sex marriage is a part of the moral decline in American society which has led to an increase in mass murders.
Right Wing Blames “Wealthy Homosexuals” for Vermont Same Sex Marriage Law
The state of Vermont has become the latest target for the wrath of social conservatives after the state legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto and legalized same sex marriage. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council blamed the veto override on, "wealthy homosexual activists."
This Article Is Not About Michael Phelps
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What Happened to John McCain?, Part I: Sarah Palin
With Barack Obama opening up a wider and wider lead, both in national polls as well as state polls (even crucial swing states), and John McCain literally sinking quicker than the Titanic, the question must be asked: what happened to John McCain?
Obama and the Fringe
The events of the past couple of weeks have helped Obama to take a narrow lead in the latest polls and we can suspect that in upcoming polls that his lead will grow larger. Americans are a bit freaked out by what they see on the nightly news or what they are reading in the daily paper.
Campaign ’08: The Missouri Report 9/17/08
It is that time again to take a look at how the presidential race is shaping up in the Show Me State. As we all know, this is a very close, important and historical election. Missouri is a key state in this election, as it is the epitome of a swing state.
Chuck Hegal’s Name Gets Floated for VP
McCain Eyes New VP Candidate: Eric Cantor
After weeks and months of punditry and media speculations on who will be the Vice Presidential picks for both John McCain and Barack Obama, it appears that the normally dull McCain campaign has made a bit of fresh news by "leaking" some new developments to the press.
Inside Obama’s 15 Point Newsweek Poll Lead
Could Gay Marriage Return as a Presidential Campaign Issue?
“With Liberty and Marriage for All”
ABC Asks Right Questions at Democrat Debate
Much has been made about ABC's failure to ask policy-related questions during the crucial Pennsylvania debate Wednesday. Moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson have come in for particularly stiff criticism from the Obama-supporting web. Regardless, ABC did the proper thing by ignoring the "real" issues.
Redefining Barack Obama
Obama Talks about Voter Anger with Politics as Usual
On Friday night in Terre Haute, IN, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama used a town hall meeting to speak about voter frustration and anger at the politics as usual campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. "And for 25, 30 years Democrats and Republicans have come before them and said we're going to make your community better.