Great care should be taken to ensure that any single incident, like the ostensible downing of a Russian fighter plane by the Turkish military, not become a cause celebre for breaking apart the potential for a significant new anti-ISIS alliance inclusive of Russia, the U.S. and others. President Obama was […]
I’ve long felt like Chicken Little with my dire warnings about Mother Russia. It is a totalitarian police state that...
The carnage in Paris last week, combined with mass civilian deaths from a bomb in Beirut and the loss of 224 innocent...
While the civilized world draped the colors of the French flag after the gruesome terrorist attacks, the GOP showed...
There used to be a time when sane politicians ran away from the insane. They would avoid embarrassing situations where they were photographed with loose cannons or people with loose morals. In today’s Republican Party the script has been flipped. The candidates line up to fete the outrageous and the […]Read more ›
The collection of my 100 short essays in the best-selling book, Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming the Central Role of Gay Sensibility in the Progress of Civilization, (Lethe Press, 2013), speaks in depth to some fundamental conundrums that LGBT people face in the current period. We (we LGBT people) are truly in […]Read more ›
Unless a Republican wins the the Presidential election in 2017, the 7-year debate over whether to build the Keystone pipeline is probably over. Gone will be the endless TV and newspaper ads describing the dangers of either building or not building it. Waiting in the wings, however, is another energy/climate […]Read more ›
Decades of white flight from political reality is having devastating health effects. A new study by two Princeton economists showed the mortality rate for whites 45 to 54 years old with no more than a high school education increased by 134 deaths per 100,000 people from 1999 to 2014. According […]Read more ›
The major piece of evidence, perhaps the most astonishing yet, showing the effect on ordinary Americans of our nation’s deepening economic and cultural decline was reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It reports a startling increase in the death rate of middle aged, predominantly […]Read more ›
In the latest catastrophe for the “ex-gay” industry, a new government report was released that warned about the dangers of conversion therapy for minors. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s report examined the evidence and concluded there is no efficacy for conversion therapy and it can lead to […]Read more ›