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In “Slut” Debacle, Rush Limbaugh Reflects Us

It would be nice to be able to say that Rush Limbaugh is an outlier for shouting “slut!” at a woman who dared to testify regarding contraceptive coverage policy on Capitol Hill. But I don’t think I can honestly say that. I just finished a review of the 1,577 Twitter posts yesterday that contained the [...]

Dear Senator Kyl, Since You Say There’s No Privacy in Reading…

On Thursday March 10, Republican Senator Jon Kyl explained why he thinks people should stop worrying and love the government for using the Patriot Act to track their reading habits:

How does the law enforcement official know in advance, before he sees the order from the bookseller, that it includes the book? That is, how [...]

Does Your Representative Oppose Hiring Discrimination?

In these days of economic recession, with unemployment figures at new highs, it’s outrageous that capable American workers can be thrown out of their jobs just because of the way that they prefer to get sexual pleasure in their private time. [...]

Sure You Want Religious Marriage Standards? Consider the Salvation Army

As protests against the passage of Proposition 8 continue, broadening from rallies and demonstrations to boycotts of companies that opposed marriage equality, it is worth considering the argument of the opposition. Religious opponents of same-sex marriage rights (including the Catholic and Mormon churches heavily funding political opposition to marriage equality in California) assert that marriage [...]

McCain Opposes Equal Rights For His Chief of Staff

John McCain ought to be aware by now that many of the people he works with are not heterosexual. Yet, McCain seems to have no compassion for them, or respect for their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution. That’s the real scandal, not what Mark Buse chooses to do for pleasure during his few short hours off duty. [...]