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Are We Ready For A Gay President? Well, We May Have Already Had One

Nile Cappello | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Nile Cappello

If you ask most Americans, they would agree that we, as a society, are always becoming more progressive -- especially when it comes to tolerance of di...

China to Join the West -- in Denying the Obvious Sexuality of Former Leaders

Geoffrey Wertime | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey Wertime

We are doing a disservice to our natural diversity when we insist that historical figures must be straight until conclusively proven otherwise, yet need no evidence to be presumed heterosexual.

What Every Voter Should Know About Public Choice Theory

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

If you really want to understand the unfolding presidential race, check out a little-known economic theory called "public choice." Public choice theory argues that economic self-interest is the driving force of politics.

The Foreign Policy Candidates: Lindsey Graham and Lincoln Chafee

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We continue our running series of taking a serious look at all the announced candidates for president with two new entries this week. Republican Lindsey Graham made his formal announcement, and Democrat Lincoln Chafee is also set to announce his candidacy.

Happy President's Day: 7 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Throughout the course of American history, those involved in our country's political sphere have consistently faced rumors, speculation and scrutiny a...

Not the Best President, Not the Worst President

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Generally, the following former presidents seem to have found a solid, comfortable place in a cellar that hosts the "worst U.S. presidents": James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Warren G. Harding, William Harrison, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Supporters Celebrate Obama's Re-Election At Crowded Ball

Reuters | Andy Sullivan and Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Whoever coined the term "to the victor goes the spoils" did not have President Barack Obama's official inauguration p...

PHOTOS: American Presidents, They Are Often Immigrants Too

Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices

This year, President’s Day celebration is filled with irony. We celebrate the nation's leaders at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric, harsh ant...

Exclusive Bulletins From the Archives of TMZ!

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
Stanley Bing

Exclusive! Kinky sex at Caesar's swimming pool! (31 AD) Lazy, no-show emperor Tiberius found in naked sex-romp with underage boys at his lewd and lacivious luxury getaway in Capri!

Donald Trump Doesn't Know Reality From Reality TV

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, what Trump wants and what Trump is getting from this illegitimate presidential flirtation is free press, for himself and for his empire, which he's vehemently denied doing despite his clear attempts at self-promotion.

Our Gay Commander-in-Chief

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

As "conservatives" scream and yell about gays in the military, they might remember that in all likelihood we have already had a gay Commander-in-Chief.