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The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

(36) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 2:23 PM

A few months ago my book, "The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick," was published by Workman. Workman believes in the book tour, so since the book appeared I've been sent to almost twenty cities, from Boston to Los Angeles, Seattle to Miami, with a brief stint in the...

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Should Mormons Be Allowed to Marry?

(48) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 1:46 PM

Last Tuesday Californians narrowly passed Proposition 8, which bans marriage between two consenting adults of the same sex. Undoubtedly there are countless reasons why this proposition passed, but certainly one of the major ones--if not the major one--was the influence of the Mormon church. Although based two states away...

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eBay Hawks Mitt

(17) Comments | Posted January 9, 2007 | 6:16 PM

Mitt Romney likes gays. Mitt Romney hates gays. Fifteen year ago Mitt Romney told a group of Log Cabin Republicans he'd support gays more vehemently than Ted Kennedy ever did. Today Mitt Romney is saying that he's doing everything in his power to stop gays from attaining the same...

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Sex, Infants, Wingnuts, and Hope

(3) Comments | Posted August 10, 2006 | 10:43 PM

You know the world is getting very strange when you find yourself feeling good about being accused of child molestation.
The other day one of the organizers for the far, far right-wing organization Renew America explained that homosexuals enjoy having sex with babies.
"The newest thing in...

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More News, and God's Weather Report, at 11:00

(15) Comments | Posted July 16, 2006 | 7:22 PM

They're at it again. The right-wing fundies and their Republican bedmates are telling us what God is doing, and why He's doing it.

For instance, as pointed out on Pam's House Blend blog, the chaplain of the High Desert State Prison just wrote an article for a...

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Still More On Gay Morons

(75) Comments | Posted July 9, 2006 | 7:34 PM

Last week the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, ruled that the state constitution "does not compel the recognition of marriages between members of the same sex."

In a four to two decision (with one recusal), the court indicated that the matter should...

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America: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

(8) Comments | Posted July 3, 2006 | 9:56 PM

When I was a small child, my parents always dutifully took me to watch the local July 4th parade. Each year we stood patiently for an hour and watched a few dozen people march past: a few off-key bands, the members of the high school twirling squad who weren't...

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Marriage on the Rocks, with a Twist

(14) Comments | Posted June 19, 2006 | 7:53 PM

The far right wing had better be careful. By kicking and screaming about how the left is destroying the institution of marriage, they may be the ones who demolish it.

Ekklesia, a London-based Christian think tank, just issued a comprehensive study advocating civil partnerships for all couples, gay and straight....

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Mary, Queen of Squat

(14) Comments | Posted June 15, 2006 | 6:42 PM

Vice president Dick Cheney has just announced that he is traveling to Minnesota to campaign for a Republican congressional candidate named Michele Bachmann. If Bachmann has any recognition nationally, it's due to her shrill homophobia--she's one of those ultra-right wingers who's convinced there's a homosexual plot to take over...

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Extra Extra! Three-Headed Elvis Found on Mars! Huge Spider Devours Cleveland! Straight Person Supports Gay Rights!

(34) Comments | Posted June 5, 2006 | 11:54 AM

There was a time (and frighteningly, it wasn't so long ago) when straights supporting gay rights was about as prevalent as Republicans with a sense of humor. While many gays have been fighting tirelessly for their civil rights, it's been hard to enlist heterosexuals in the struggle.


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Please Don't Shout the Words "Elizabeth Vargas" in a Gay Bar

(55) Comments | Posted May 31, 2006 | 8:30 PM

Last month, when Charles Gibson was given the job as ABC television evening news anchor rather than Elizabeth Vargas, who had been sharing the job with Bob Woodruff, many women's organizations protested loudly. They complained that Vargas was demoted because she was pregnant and alleged this corporate action of this...

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Finally, the Homosexual Agenda, in Five Words or Less

(73) Comments | Posted May 8, 2006 | 7:36 PM

There's been a great deal of talk over the last few decades about something the reactionary far-right wing calls the "homosexual agenda." This agenda seems to have many differing and apparently, to the right wing, confusing points, so it's time to clear up exactly what the homosexual agenda is --...

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What Would Jesus Boo?

(55) Comments | Posted May 1, 2006 | 8:48 PM

The Christian far right has taken a new tack in its battle against tolerance and fairness: Apparently all those who support tolerance and fairness when it comes to gay rights are guilty of... intolerance and unfairness.

The logic: the United States constitution guarantees every Christian the right to discriminate against...

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The Gay Republican: Oxymoron, or Just Moron?

(102) Comments | Posted April 24, 2006 | 7:58 PM

Given that it's spring of an election year, one of the most beloved of all Republican rites is in full bloom: gay bashing. It's not enough that the state republican parties have specifically told gay men and women they are not welcome in the party, or that one by one,...

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The Right, the Radio, and the Reaction

(11) Comments | Posted April 17, 2006 | 7:58 PM

One of the stranger aspects of publishing a book these days is the satellite radio tour. Basically, you sit in your home from early in the morning until late in the afternoon, talking on the phone to one radio station after another, Minneapolis to Spokane to Tampa. Sometimes you're on...

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Dick Cheney: the Man Who Can't Throw a Ball or Tell the Truth

(18) Comments | Posted April 11, 2006 | 9:44 PM

At the Nationals' opening game at RFK stadium, Dick Cheney was roundly booed as he threw out the first pitch. However, the Washington Post reporter pretended that the crowd booed the bad pitch. It didn't. They booed Cheney. Just as a reminder to the Post, there are many good reasons...

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Duck! Haiku

(5) Comments | Posted April 8, 2006 | 11:06 AM

More from the new book, Duck! The Dick Cheney Survival Bible: 250 Ways to Find Cover From the Man Who Calls the Shots, Pulls the Strings, and Shoots the Lawyer

7 Haiku as Written by Dick Cheney

1. We like to hunt quail
I thought your...

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Duck! The Dick Cheney Survival Bible

(2) Comments | Posted April 6, 2006 | 3:08 PM

A month ago Random House called to ask if I could write an instant book on Dick Cheney, to follow up a book I wrote after the 2004 election called The Bush Survival Bible. Although "funny" isn't the first word you think of when you think of Dick Cheney,...

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Duke It Out

(17) Comments | Posted March 26, 2006 | 10:26 AM

Every year at this time much of the country drops whatever it's doing to watch the NCAA basketball tournament. Suddenly there are no politics, no protests, no righteous anger (except toward the Washington Post and its newest blogger fiasco). Just a lot of basketball.

But there is one consistent, strange...

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Don't Be Happy. Worry.

(36) Comments | Posted March 20, 2006 | 2:21 PM

Here's a piece of news bound to please half the country, and anger the other half. According to a story by Kurt Kleiner in the Toronto Star, whiny children grow up to be rigid and politically conservative. Self-reliant, confident kids grow up to be liberals.

This isn't...

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