The social conservative Family Research Council, lobbying for a platform plank backing a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, is attempting to put a new anti-gay marriage book into the hands of all 4,500 delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in New York.
In a bid to dampen rising oil prices, the House of Saud last week promised to pump an additional 1.3 million barrels per day, indefinitely. The markets, though, didn?t buy what the Saudis were selling?prices didn?t drop?and neither should anyone else.
There ought to be a special word ? something German ? to describe the feeling of revulsion normal people experience when reading lines like these from a single article on John Kerry by Laura Blumenfeld in the Washington Post:
As a break from the rising tide of defeatism and all Abu Ghraib all the time, herewith a variety of items in the garden of public issues. . . .
Now that President Bush is turning his attention to reforming the national security apparatus, one policy prescription not explicitly endorsed by the panel could prove to be one of the most effective: enforcing existing visa laws.
As the country appears so closely divided between red and blue states, Democrats are seeking oddball constituencies to enhance their numbers.
New Jersey Governor James McGreevey surprised his state and the nation, announcing that "My truth is that I am a gay American." With this statement and his resignation, McGreevey certainly got attention ? but did he draw attention to the truth?
In the matter of the resignation of Governor McGreevey, the impulse is to say: Let it alone ? it is a private act. But that is the thoughtless, even cowardly way of disposing of the event, because it is tied in so many ways to public questions that need thought and exploration.