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On Chechnya: Why England (and America) Sleeps

On Chechnya: Why England (and America) Sleeps

BY ED SIKOV | You may be wondering what the problem is with assisting Chechen gay men at risk of being killed. It seems as though saving the lives of people who are in imminent danger of being murdered would be a universal obligation of every civilized country. But no. As Amy Mackinnon writes on […]

First Woman President Nukes Iran

BY SUSIE DAY | WASHINGTON — President Hillary Clinton, making good on her 2008 threat to “totally obliterate” Iran, celebrated her first week in office by ordering a nuclear strike on Iran’s capital city of Tehran. As a squadron of F-35s streaked through the sky toward the Mideast metropolis of over seven million, President Clinton outlined […]

Polygamy Ruling Has the Right Crying “Told You So”

Polygamy Ruling Has the Right Crying “Told You So”

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A December 13 federal court ruling that invalidated a portion of Utah’s anti-polygamy statute has some on the right crowing that this is what they have been predicting all along about the implications of the marriage equality movement and of the demise of sodomy laws. The ruling from Judge Clark Waddoups […]

Nixon Twisting in the Wind

Nixon Twisting in the Wind

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Most recent topical documentaries don’t provide an entry point for spectators who disagree with them. If you think that drones provide a more efficient and humane way of waging war and that targeted assassinations are a good idea, even if they sometimes wind up killing innocent people, you’re probably not going to […]

Don Lemon Pulls Back the Curtain

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “Coming in here, I felt, ‘I’m at home. I’m with my people.’” Those were the opening words CNN anchor and reporter Don Lemon used as he mounted the podium to accept a Courage Award from the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) on September 22. Before continuing his remarks, Lemon, 45 […]