17 Mar 2013

Sunday Late Night: Rob Portman’s LGBT Portmanteau

Ask yourself, Senator: “Is this how I’d want my son treated?” Because that’s about all you’ve shown we can expect. I mean, we’ll take it, but if it’s as far as your empathy extends, you must at least apply it in all areas.

Welcome to the American Majority for Marriage Equality, Senator.

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14 Mar 2013

NOM Calls Chief Justice Roberts’ Family “Second-Best”

I predicted this, but I really thought now that we were within two weeks of oral arguments, the Talibangelical bigots would hold off criticizing the very foundation of the family of the Chief Justice of the United States of America.

But no.

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14 Mar 2013

NOM Calls CJ Roberts’ Family “Second-Best”

I predicted this, but I really thought now that we were within two weeks of oral arguments, the Talibangelical bigots would hold off criticizing the very foundation of the family of the Chief Justice of the United States of America. But no: John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization

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11 Mar 2013

Scott Brown and Joe Lieberman Find Work

I know you were worried. Could these two ex-Senators find work, one a rookie, the other a veteran? Leaving the Senate nest is always precarious, whether it’s voluntary (as Joe Lieberman can claim, not having sought re-election) or not (as Scott Brown must attest, having lost to Elizabeth Warren).

Well, worry not. Both these esteemed gentlemen have found paying gigs with organizations in Washington that will probably make very good use of their service to their country.

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11 Mar 2013

Scott Brown and Joe Lieberman Find Work

I know you were worried. Could these two ex-Senators find work, one a rookie, the other a veteran? Leaving the Senate nest is always precarious, whether it’s voluntary (as Joe Lieberman can claim, not having sought re-election) or not (as Scott Brown must attest, having lost to Elizabeth Warren). Well,

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10 Mar 2013

Sunday Late Night: Political Relative Re-Treads

The Beltway courtier press acts like it’s a big coincidence when someone whose last name isn’t McCain shows up on more than two Sunday chatscrums. Oh, look, full-court press! The full Ginsburg! As if the professional publicists for these shy creatures hadn’t been hard at work for months, working with publishers’ deadlines to select The Big Date with Jeb! Bush for all five gabfests.

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07 Mar 2013

Child’s Testicle Crusher John Yoo to Rand Paul: Leave Barack Obama Alone!

John Yoo, Berkeley Professor and endorser of the presidential power to crush a child’s testicles, thinks Rand Paul has gone too far in his libertarian criticism of Barack Obama and John Brennan, now confirmed as CIA Director. John Yoo, the author of the Bush administration legal memos justifying the use

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03 Mar 2013

Sunday Late Night: Ben Domenech, MSNBC Un-Person

We all know there isn’t much you can do to get exiled from the Village Media circuit. If being wrong about war, weapons of mass destruction, the Clinton impeachment, the Catholic church’s child rape scandals, and Team Obama’s drone-assassination policy were bannable offenses, all we’d have for cable channels would be test-patterns (remember them?)

But it used to be, back in the days of standards that mattered.

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26 Feb 2013

Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) Asks Obama to File Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Case Before SCOTUS

Openly gay congressman Mark Takano, Democrat of California, whose family has some basic understanding of discrimination as outlined in his letter below, has called on President Obama to file a brief as a Friend of the Court in the Prop 8 case now being considered by the Supreme Court.

There’s a big difference between saying your government won’t enforce the parts of the Defense of Marriage Act you consider unconstitutional and, on the other hand, saying you oppose discriminatory amendments that divide us as Americans against one another. Coming out on the right side of the Prop 8 case shows an affirmative stand in favor of our relationships, not simply a president who is opposed to people ganging up on others.

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26 Feb 2013

Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) Asks Obama to File Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Case Before SCOTUS

Openly gay congressman Mark Takano, Democrat of California, whose family has some basic understanding of discrimination as outlined in his letter below, called on President Obama to file a brief as a Friend of the Court in the Prop 8 case now being considered by the Supreme Court. There’s a

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