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This morning, six months ahead of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade, event organizers announced that for the first time in its 252-year history, LGBT groups will not be barred from marching under gay-identifying banners. Gays were always "allowed" in the parade, but sort of in the way that a mouse is "allowed" in your apartment—if you can't get rid of it, it had better just stay quiet. Now the dogmatic, exclusionary cat is...
When Bill Maher announced earlier this year that he would undertake campaigns to oust the country's worst congressmembers, I wanted to nominate my own, Michael Grimm, the Republican who represents Staten Island and a small chunk of Brooklyn. Grimm's politics are antithetical to my own, sure, but that's not why I want him out of office: he's an especially bad man, and not just for the ongoing corruption scandals that have made him the...
I don't read the Washington Post ever usually, but after seeing a tweet from Matt Yglesias this morning, in which he excerpted a key paragraph in Richard Cohen's Op-Ed about the Republican Party, had me checking out the Jeff Bezos-owned paper for the first time in a long time. And, well, it'll also probably be my last visit for a long time, because the racist and homophobic ideas that Cohen claims are simply "conventional views" made me...

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