Houston Mayor Annise Parker Travels to California to Marry Her Longtime Partner

Houston Mayor Annise Parker married her 23-year partner Kathy Hubbard, Thursday evening in a private ceremony in Palm Springs, California. The two women chose the 23rd anniversary of their relationship together as the wedding date. Reverend Paul Fromberg, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, and a former rector for Houston’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, presided over the wedding ceremony. read more

Right Wing Media Attacks Elena Kagan with Allegations of Socialism and Bad Driving

One of the tell tale signs of how a Supreme Court nominee is going to fare is always the initial criticism of the opposition. So far the right wing has hit President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagen with allegations that she a socialist (Glenn Beck), hates the military (Bill Kristol), and is a bad driver (National Review). I didn’t realizing that driving was a constitutional issue. read more

Coleman Congratulates Franken on Senate Win

After the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken should be certified the winner of the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, Republican Norm Coleman released a statement conceding the race, and congratulating Franken. Coleman said, "The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken and I respect its decision and will abide by the result."

A Liberal’s View of the Republican National Convention: Day 3

ImageI got home a little late tonight and got in just as Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, is speaking. I'll leave her "comments" alone as I didn't see all of it. I'll start tonight's "running diary" of the GOP convention with the first speaker I had the opportunity to fully observe.

8:08pm---Mitt Romney's on stage. Wait, what? Romney's on stage? Who decided to let him out of the Christian fundamentalist doghouse?