I Wonder What Dr. King Would Say

By: Monday January 19, 2015 9:00 am

There will be many, many articles today speculating what Dr. Martin Luther King would say about this event or that. There is much to talk about — the police killings of young black men, crippling economic inequality (today the 85 richest people on the planet have the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion combined), [...]


FDL Movie Night: Love Me

By: Monday April 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Love Me, directed by tonight’s guest Jonathan Narducci, follows a group of men in search of a life partner as they traverse the the unique world of Ukrainian email-order brides. Each hopes to find true love and a lasting relationship as they embark on a romance tour of the Ukraine, organized by A Foreign Affair, one of the world’s leading international dating websites.

In a Deep and Dark December

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 7:25 pm

Hope is sleeping in their memory. They haven’t completely forgotten what it is, they haven’t completely forgotten what it felt like, they haven’t completely forgotten that people need each other, that we’re born into this world to help each other, that love is the only way out of this corporate capitalist darkness. But they won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died, if they never loved they never would have cried.

We used to be Americans, I don’t know what we should call ourselves now.

Late Night: Winter Into Spring

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Even as we slide into fall and winter here in my part of the Northern Hemisphere, I’m feeling more hopeful and springy than I have in quite some time.

Waiting With Pride, Dignity, and Hope

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 9:03 am

Several times in the next two weeks, the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States will file into their ornate Washington DC courtroom at 10AM, and issue their judgments on a variety of major cases that have been under consideration during the past 9 months, including Hollingsworth v Perry (Prop 8) and US v Windsor (DOMA). SCOTUS watchers have been parsing the legal filings by both sides. Scholars have been dissecting the oral arguments, to see which points of law seem to be at the center of these cases. Pundits have been predicting how the court might rule for months. Soon, the opinion will be released, and the follow-up analysis will begin.

Meanwhile, we wait.

And for many, that waiting is done with increasingly powerful pride.

Perhaps the Time Will Come

By: Saturday May 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Sometimes it seems like we aren’t accomplishing anything, progressive websites don’t have very many readers, Republicans ridicule us, Democrats ignore us, and tens of millions of Americans don’t even know we exist.

God Laughs at Prop 8 and DOMA

By: Monday January 7, 2013 6:30 pm

SCOTUS made one of their periodic announcement of the schedule of arguments for upcoming cases for which they had granted a hearing, and I could not help but hear God laughing in the background. Let me draw your attention to this portion of the announcement, via SCOTUSblog…

Late Night: Come Inside

By: Monday December 24, 2012 8:00 pm

I watch this every year, because I’ve always loved this story.

This time of year, I’ve written before, is about grace from unlikely beginnings and light in dark times. The older I get, the less interested I am in the war on Christmas, the war over Christmas, the endless back and forth. It’s exhausting, and it isn’t the point.

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty in “Hope” Poster Case

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 5:00 pm

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty to one count of criminal contempt for manufacturing evidence, destroying documents, and other misconduct in his case involving his “Hope” poster of Barack Obama. Reprehensible that he did behave so badly. It makes him look like a spoiled little rich kid who was trying to cover his ass when he got caught doing something wrong.

This Just In: Love And Marriage Often Go Together Like A Horse And Carriage

By: Friday February 24, 2012 6:01 pm

Why should it be surprising that people who really really want to get married are crazy in love with each other?

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