Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Fall from Grace. Just Desserts?

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The man who would be king? (Or at least potential running mate to the man who almost became king) is going to prison and out of public life for good.

This is Not My America


Lost to America is the ability to compromise, which once made us the greatest of nations. Doug Zeigler wonders if we can ever regain the empathy for others that we once revered.

“Be A Man!” The War Cry, The Tragedy.

In this excerpt from his new book, The Remade Parent, author Brett Hetherington, talks about the typical cold, distant father. And their impressionable sons.

Why Angry White Men is Worth Your Time


Michael Kimmel thinks that the justifiable decline of hegemonic masculinity is driving the issues and anxieties of America’s angry white men—and he might just be right.

Raising a Daughter in 1950s America, Today


Yesterday, America went back in time. What does the Supreme Court decision and the Wendy Davis filibuster mean for the “future”?

If Cheerleaders Don’t Convert You, Chuck Norris Will


Sorry, Chuck, winning a lawsuit so cheerleaders can hoist Bible banners at Texas high school football games actually isn’t a win for religious liberty.

Jon Stewart on Gay Marriage Evolution

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Jon Stewart explores what it might take to change the GOP’s mind concerning same-sex marriage.

Marriage Leads to Gun Freedom


The story of an Austrian writer who moved to Texas to avoid giving up his guns.

VAWA Dies in the House of Representatives

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While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.

Michigan Politician Speaks Out on “Right-To-Work”


A state representative makes the kind of loud, honest, proclamatory statement politicians are supposed to tiptoe around. Good for him.

Two Harvard Men Battle For President

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Liam Day asserts that as little as they or their supporters might like to admit, Obama and Romney have a lot in common.

Romney’s Bull

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Obama’s maneuvers in the first presidential debate leaves his supporters spoiling for a real knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish.

Why My Grandma Would be Disappointed in Today’s Republicans

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My Grandma was a self-made, hard-working, red-blooded American Republican. She even owned a handgun. Her proudest moment was serving Ronald Regan coffee.

Canadians are Excited to Vote … in the U.S. Election


Four years ago, a London, Ontario politician told me, “You’re for Barack Obama? I know someone who has an Obama sign on their lawn. Let’s go and swipe it.”

Suck It Up


Greg White learns the hard way after liposuction: Quick, painless solutions to long festering problems are the stuff of campaign promises, not physical reality.

The Long Road to Pride


From “Gays for Ford” to the 1979 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, Kile Ozier makes a lifetime journey to Pride.