It is great news that gay couples in New York now have the right to legally marry. It is wrong, however, that those same married couples will not be able to enjoy the federal rights and privileges afforded to straight married couples.
While the FBI is in the midst of probing a homicide that VA police couldn't even detect let alone investigate, the DOJ's top crime-fighting agency should also find out who got paid to make sweetheart deals with tenants who do nothing for veterans.
The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.
The Senate has become a sclerotic, unrepresentative, elite club, like Britain's House of Lords, that is severely retarding the ability of our country to move forward. It is hardly the "world's greatest deliberative body."
And he is off and running as governor of California. Again. The first week of Jerry Brown's governorship told us a lot, and set the stage for the second week, in which a hellacious state budget proposal is dominating.