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President Obama Touts Partnership With Egypt's Military Regime: Yet Repression Continues Unabated

CAIRO--Egypt's capital is crowded, busy, confused, and messy, like so many cities in poorer nations. Security isn't obvious, until you get close to a sensitive site, such as the Interior Ministry. Blocks away the street is closed. There are metal fences, concrete barriers, and barbed wire. Show More Summary

It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!!!

Ready to sing your way through the latest news? Here's your chance! And-a-one, and-a-two, and...

'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' of the Entire Trans Community

Court cases generally deal with individuals, though on occasion class actions encompass many more. A recent First Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding one trans woman, Michelle Kosilek, serving a life sentence for murder in a Massachusetts men's prison, was decided 3-2 on appeal on a claim brought under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Won't the FDA Let Me Donate Blood?

I have type O-negative blood; I am what's called a "universal donor." My blood is the most sought-after because no matter what type of blood you have, you can receive O-negative blood. For that reason, in the event of an emergency, first...Show More Summary

Cutting Holes in the Law

Opposition to faith-based legal exemptions is about equality, not payback. "I'm sorry, but we don't serve your kind here." This overt discrimination is something that leading gay libertarians, who otherwise support marriage equality, think should be legal for wedding photographers, bakers, and other business owners to say to gay couples. Show More Summary

My 2014 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Welcome everyone to our year-end awards columns! As we do every year, we are pre-empting our "Friday Talking Points" columns for the next two weeks, to bring you our best and worst of 2014. And, yes, we are going to continue our supercilious...Show More Summary

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Family Resemblance? (Image of Fulmoth Kearney used with kind permission of Merlyn White) It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Show More Summary

One Pronoun at a Time: The Struggle for Transgender Health in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

While I've never been anti-LGBT, I can honestly say that before I went to prison, it was a world I was utterly clueless about. If I'm completely honest, I didn't even know that transgender people actually existed. I don't say that to...Show More Summary

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

The other day, I wrote about how unreliable eyewitness testimony is, despite the fact that the criminal justice system treats it as solid evidence. However, this is not the only type of evidence that is far less reliable than we perceive...Show More Summary

In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

A true hero of our LGBT movement died last week when Danny Garvin passed away after a struggle with hepatitis and cancer. Danny helped give birth to our liberation when he fought in the Stonewall uprising. He was there that first night...Show More Summary

Clinton and Warren -- Facts, Not Labels

As a supporter of Hillary Clinton for president if she runs, I don't mind the efforts of some Democrats to urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to change her mind and run for president. I admire Warren, especially her recent effort to strip the "cromnibus" budget bill of a rollback of Dodd-Frank. Show More Summary

Freedom of Expression is Worth Fighting For

It has been a deeply troubling week for defenders of freedom of expression. After a hacking attack that the FBI has now officially connected to the government of North Korea, and subsequent threats by the hackers, theater chains refused...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: New Code War Is Not Funny

It took an insolent Hollywood comedy mocking the surreal character of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to awaken us to the dangers of a new code war, a war in which geopolitical and geo-cultural battles will be duked out in cyberspace. As Alec...Show More Summary

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

As 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to celebrate four great rainbows for justice who passed away this year but left us a much better people and nation. My brother-friend Dr. Vincent Harding, much loved historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary, never lost sight of the “beloved community” his friend and colleague Dr. Show More Summary

ABCs Middle Line Breaks the Cuban-American Hardline

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Obama made history, there's not doubt about that. He opened diplomatic relations with Cuba after over half a century of closure. As someone who thinks about Cuba often, I've sat down to write my response toShow More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

A Worthy New Year's Resolution for the New Congress

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development. Show More Summary

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

With President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba we might be entering a new era where the ghosts of America's past military interventions in the Caribbean and Central America finally can be placed in...Show More Summary

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

So with the simple stroke of a pen, Barack Obama begins the end of the U.S. Cold War against Cuba. The presidential order to restore diplomatic relations with the island nation should have been done decades ago, by Jimmy Carter after...Show More Summary

Top 10 Moments From a Blockbuster Year for the Freedom to Marry

2014 was another blockbuster year for the freedom to marry. In January gay couples could marry in 19 states. By December that number had skyrocketed to 35 -- covering two thirds of the American people. The momentum for marriage is off...Show More Summary

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