We LGBT folk and our straight allies understand all too well what President Obama meant today when speaking in reference to the Declaration of Independence’s promise of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness: “History tells us that while these truths are self-evident, they are not self-executing”.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday January 21, 2013 2:50 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 21, 2013 2:02 pm|
President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address for his second term. Part of the speech highlighted war. He suggested, quite absurdly, a “decade of war is now ending” and later described how Americans believe there is no need for “perpetual war.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 21, 2013 1:05 pm|
President Obama is at least rhetorically starting his second term on more liberal note. His inaugural address touched on a litany of progressive goals including climate change, LGBT rights, voting access, equal pay, gun control and immigration reform.
|By: Norman Solomon Wednesday January 16, 2013 1:20 pm|
A simple twist of fate has set President Obama’s second Inaugural Address for January 21, the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday January 10, 2013 9:48 am|
What a difference four years makes, I guess….
Anti-gay pastor Louie Giglio is no longer scheduled to speak from the same podium Barack Obama will use to address the nation in his second Inaugural Address. Unlike the intransigence encountered by LGBT forces arrayed against Pastor Rick™ Warren four years ago, this controversy lasted only about 24 hours, with a swift and acceptable resolution.
|By: David Swanson Wednesday January 2, 2013 7:01 pm|
January 21st will be an odd day in the United States. We’ll honor Martin Luther King Jr. and bestow another 4-year regime on the man who, in his Nobel peace prize acceptance speech said that Martin Luther King Jr. had been wrong — that those who follow his example “stand idle in the face of threats.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 7, 2012 2:10 pm|
Yesterday Francois Hollande won the second round of the French Presidential election and will be sworn in on May 15th. That is just nine days after his election. This is the way things should work and how they do work in almost every democracy, but it’s not how the United States works. We refuse to make even modest reforms to the silliest and outdated Constitutional remnants from a pre-modern era.