As we move toward the 2016 presidential election, it is critical that those who embrace progressive values turn their energy to the defeat of Donald J. Trump. I know that millions of Americans who were inspired to support Senator Bernie Sanders are disappointed. But nothing is more important now than the defeat of Donald Trump. As we move forward into the future, the movement generated by Bernie Sanders must and will continue to shape American politics and American government. But, at the moment, it is time to take a deep breath and do what is truly essential for our nation.
We now know that this was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. We pray for the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the city of Orlando and the LGBT community. Yet even as we take those appropriate steps, we must confront a difficult truth: These mass shootings have not abated.
As elected officials, we take an oath to protect and defend the American people. Right now, we are failing at our most basic task - keeping our children and our families safe from harm.
When Alexander Hamilton's generation considered higher education, many believed it was crucial that students not think they already knew at the beginning of their studies where they would end up when it was time for graduation.
Please Senator Warren we need you to fight for us, for our family, for all in the LGBT community for our civil rights and to make sure that the Republicans are not allowed into a position where they can do more damage.
Let me just ask you, straight up: Do you want virtually anyone to be able to buy weapons whose only practical purpose is to be able to kill hundreds of people in a matter of minutes?
With Father's Day coming up, I'm going to celebrate my dad, my husband, and especially Mark Zuckerberg.
Yes, Pride is often hokey, and kitsch and commercial and whatever. But it's ours. It's also diverse and vibrant and enormous and powerful. It's strength and solidarity. It's empowerment in these painful times. And it's a statement that, when we are one, nothing can stop us.
Drive through the mountains with the windows rolled down. Think of the one who is gone. Hold him in your cells. Hope he is happy now. Note how small you are compared to the sky. See that the world is beautiful. Hear your daughter say, "Wow." And, feel grateful.
If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
Yes, blacking out is a sign of an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, but when drinking heavily we ask for a hangover, a sleepless night, or a lost purse. We don't ask for our bodies to be violated by men who think it's okay to commit a crime.
It's about more than just a list of issues. Trump preys on working-class Americans' anxieties about their stagnant wages and crumbling dreams and turns those anxieties into hatred of immigrants.
How utterly pathetic that it took 49 lives slaughtered for me to pack up my "thank you for your point of view on why queer lives are not fully human" table and close shop.
Ryan hopes his endorsement of Trump will help his club win. It's my club, too. But it's also my country, which means more to me than my political party.
As thanks, NRA designs special gun just for Trump.
Mr. Trump: We are not in solidarity with you, nor do we want your thanks. The bodies of our slain LGBTQ Latinx brothers and sisters weren't even counted when you tweeted yourself a pat on the back. How dare you use them as political props.
Bernie Sanders had a "positive meeting" with Hillary Clinton Tuesday night. He announced he would address his supporters online on Thursday. The hand-wringing and rumor-mongering are pure melodrama. Sanders has already made it clear -- repeatedly -- what he will do. The real question is not what Bernie will do -- it is what Clinton will do.
It's time to update what we know about global food security. Those familiar with the dialogue will know that the year 2050 marks an important threshold. By then, the planet will have swollen to nine billion people, and we'll have to dramatically increase food production in order to feed them.
In all likelihood, Trump is not going to win female voters, or black voters, or Latinx voters, or LGBTQ voters, or any other marginalized group of voters. If he wins, it's going to be because of people like you and me.
The fact of the matter is we are already teaching. But what we're teaching is that penetrating an unconscious woman is just a side effect of drinking and not a moral and legal crime.
Awash in so much data, it is hard to know which have long-term value and which we can ignore.
"In his mind, marriage was still between a man and a woman, but he also realized the depth of our relationship and the love we had for each other. He loved us both."
Today the people of New York scored a significant victory for democracy in the United States by officially becoming the 17th state on record in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn disastrous Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United.
A debate with four candidates is very inefficient with regards to discussing tangible proposals on taxes, research, pensions, the minimum wage, labor reform, education or autonomy.
When I see the billboard, #PrayForOrlando, I cringe. When people speak in recycled political jargon, offering "prayers and thoughts" with the slain, but do not acknowledge that they were killed at a gay bar because they were queer, it affirms the shooter and condemns the victims. It is further action to marginalize and silence the voices of the LGBTQIA community.
Get together, make a new social contract, keep your citizens safe. Take on the Feds, take on the courts, take on those craven legislators bought or cowed by the NRA, and tell them there will be no more guns in our cities. Period.
North Korea has completed its first Korean Workers' Party congress in 36 years. The ruling elite appeared to be getting along fine despite international sanctions. Washington needs to find a new approach toward the North.
Let's call out Trump for what he is. He's the flipside of Omar Mateen -- a man driven by hate, a man who would call America to define itself by its hates. Tragically, the Trumps of the world and the Matteens of the world feed on each other. They need each other. They stoke each other.
Without accreditation, schools cannot receive federal student grants and loans, and $4.76 billion in taxpayer dollars went from the Department of Education to ACICS schools last year. A Department official this morning suggested that was enough.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three people age 65 or older falls each year, and more than 700,000 are hospitalized due to a fall injury, most often a head injury or hip fracture.
To these LGBT Latinos/as, gay bars and clubs are sanctuaries of safety, understanding and fellowship with people who look and sound like us, and who live with many of the same challenges that we do.