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A Kerfuffle Among Friends and Family in the House of Bi

Gary North | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary North

Once upon a time, when the bi world was young (1987-1990 or so) and some of us were a bit younger, all the American bi activists seemed to know each other.

Spur Others to Share Even if You Aren't DeGeneres

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media
Kare Anderson

Sure Ellen DeGeneres sparked a most-shared Tweet, a $3 million Samsung charity donation, a parody and continuing, sometimes heated conversations. Yet even if you aren't a well-financed, likable celebrity, you can engage others, spread your idea and raise money

Why Megyn Kelly Needs To Apologize

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Andy Ostroy

Well Megyn, clearly we liberals have a different sense of humor than you conservatives. We find nothing funny about a white, blond Fox News anchor staring into a camera and unequivocally asserting to black children that Jesus and Santa Claus are white. The "humor" is lost on us.

Jack Shafer: How Dare You Call for the Resignation of Secretary Clinton

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Jack Shafer of Slate Magazine recently called for the resignation of Secretary Clinton. I have something to say to you, Jack: how dare you. Secret...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Fight Inequality, Don't Scapegoat Immigrants

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

Immigration to the U.S. is managed in a way that benefits the wealthy. Reactionary anti-immigrant measures create an ever-more-exploitable pool of labor for employers to take advantage of.

Bush the Teflon Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Perhaps it was the sexual nature of Eliot Spitzer's offenses that made the shame stick. That and the fact that the former NY governor admitted he did wrong. Bush by contrast is today's Teflon man.

Why Bush's Burrowing Appointees Are Bad, Despite What Slate Says

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshuah Bearman

Slate's theory of patronage is overwhelmed by its own example. You can't make a case against the crusty civil service and not worry about the layer of crust Bush is leaving behind.

Wardrobe Malfunction: Why American Men Hate Fashion

BigMoney.com | Lesley M.M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

You can practically taste the delusion as you thumb through certain fashion spreads showcasing fall's "must-have" items for men. According to the styl...