26 Sep 2008

On Common Sense

Gay republicans are fond of saying that they vote on the important issues like the economy and national security, as opposed to narrow issues like their own civil rights. However, as much offense the left takes to the idea of gay republicans, they do exist in serious numbers. The fact

22 Sep 2008

Republican Use of the Word “uppity” on the Rise

Earlier this month Republican lawmaker Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) said of presidenential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, “Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mister Obama, Senator Obama, they’re a member of an elitist class individual that thinks that they’re uppity.” This week, the Republican smear machine

22 Sep 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker to Headline Obama Fundraiser in Washington

Sarah Jessica Parker will be the featured guest at an upcoming fundraiser for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. The star of the box office hit Sex and the City will be in Washington, D.C. on September 26th lending her name and drawing power in support of the Democratic candidate for

15 Sep 2008

DADT and Presidential Politics

This Saturday’s Washington Post offers up an important reminder that in this year’s presidential elections, there are serious policy (as opposed to personality) differences between John McCain and Barack Obama. In an editorial, the Post’s writers sound off on one of the major policy differences between the two men: repealing

12 Sep 2008

Note to the Democratic Presidential Candidate: Man-Up and Start Swinging

(NOTE FROM PAM: I added my two cents to Victor’s post, along with the Obama ads — they are out now — below the fold.) As of this morning, the Obama campaign will begin unveiling two new ads aimed at reclaiming momentum from the McCain campaign and challenging the republican’s

11 Sep 2008

Reflections on 9-11

I am transfixed on the TV today as some networks re-air their coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The horror at the sight of the Twin Towers in flames, the haunting sound of Americans grappling with the dawning awareness that our nation was under attack. The images on the

09 Sep 2008

Questions for Governor Palin

On Thursday September 11th and Friday September 12th, ABC’s Charlie Gibson plans to interview GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin at her home in Wasilla, Alaska with a second interview in to be taped in Fairbanks, Alaska. Setting aside the fact that a two day interview process helps the interviewee by

05 Sep 2008

Convention Wrap-Up — Obama Comes Out on Top

Kennedy, Clinton, Clinton, Biden, Obama, Gustav, Giuliani, Palin, and McCain: the American people have now been introduced to the latest cast of characters who will populate this year’s most watched reality program, the 2008 Presidential Election. The storylines have been laid out: will Kennedy survive to see the first African-American

29 Aug 2008

Palin — A Spokeswoman for Republican Ethics

The Republican Party has a major problem – well it has a number of very serious problems – but top of that list, from a GOP perspective, is the Republican operatives have grown into a large, greedy, ethically challenged party.   Nothing will keep a God fearing Republican home on election day like

29 Aug 2008


In an August 2006 the Anchorage Daily News reported on the social policy positions of the candidates then running for governor, including GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Of particular interest are Palin’s positions on gay marriage and state benefits for same-sex partners.