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Facing Up to Youth Sexuality Is Critica

BY NATHAN RILEY | It could have happened here. The killing of a junior high school student in Oxnard, California took place in liberal Southern California in a school with anti-bullying programs and counselors. The state senator who represents the city is Sheila J. Kuehl, the first openly lesbian or gay member to have served in the […]

Obama Will Not Go Away

BY NATHAN RILEY | As we get ever closer to the February 5 vote on Super Tuesday it is clear that will be the day that will tell us if the Democrats have a candidate picked by the primary voters or one that might only be chosen at the Democratic Convention. As of today, it appears […]

Morning in Blue America

BY NATHAN RILEY | The Democrats keep getting better and better. Obama’s victory remarks in Iowa represented the best speech by a Democrat since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Democrats must persuade the voters that taking care of each other is a worthy cause. In 2004, the Republican appeals to free enterprise, striving to get rich, and religiosity left […]

Fresh Start in 2007 Via Brussels

BY NATHAN RILEY  |  Before Congress sends more troops to Iraq, it had better ask just what they will be doing. A new report from a non-governmental organization concludes that strengthening the current government will aggravate existing problems. Imagine if the U.S. changed its mission in Iraq and troops were guarding civilian populations-protecting banks as […]