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PRO-GAY FOR A DAY: Cindy McCain Reverses Course On DADT

Cindy McCain has apparently sharply reversed course on her position on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the span of just several days. Having blasted the policy that…

Robert S. McElvaine: Solution, Not Surrender: De-Couple Tax Cuts

If President Obama and the Democrats surrender to the forces of the Mega-Rich on the tax cut for the top two percent, they will demonstrate that they have no sense…

Key House Republican Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds

The highest-ranking House official in charge of environmental and energy policy may soon be a Republican legislator who denies climate change on the grounds of his belief that nothing bad…

I.R.S. Sits On Data That Could Lead To Missing Children

For parents of missing children, any scrap of information that could lead to an abductor is precious. Three years into an excruciating search for her abducted son, Susan Lau got…

New Poll Finds Bad News For Sarah Palin

The number of Americans viewing Sarah Palin unfavorably has hit the highest point since she burst onto the national stage over two years ago, according to a poll out Friday.…

Thomas DeLorenzo: Let’s Hear from the Gay Teens for a Change

I have had enough of the experts talking about gay suicides when I caught the Dr. Phil show on bullying. The point that grabbed my attention was that Dr. Phil…

Doctors Brace For Big Medicare Cuts

WASHINGTON — Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients’ health: She’ll stop taking new Medicare cases…

Tea Party Senator-Elect Hires Lobbyist To Lead Staff

Senator-elect Mike Lee has tapped one of Utah’s most prominent lobbyists to lead his Washington staff and coordinate his transition from candidate to senator. Spencer Stokes doesn’t officially become a…

Joe Miller’s Lawyers Depart Alaska

Lawyers dispatched to Alaska to help Tea Party favorite Joe Miller challenge votes for his opponent have left the state, according The New York Times: Ben Ginsberg, a Republican lawyer…

James Zogby: Netanyahu’s Defiance and U.S. Timidity Makes Mockery of Peace Drive

Israel’s announcement, last week, of a radical expansion of Har Homa (an already massive settlement community between Jerusalem and Bethlehem) makes a mockery of the so-called “peace process”. The episode…