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The Voice That Will Inspire

From Huffington Post 12/28/2008 By: Tobias Barrington Wolff Tobias Barrington Wolff served as the chief advisor and spokesperson on LGBT issues for presidential candidate Barack Obama throughout the 2007-08 campaign. Wolff is currently a law professor and civil rights lawyer. The Voice That Will Inspire When Barack Obama takes the stage on January 20th to…

What are the Top News Stories of the Year?

Just after Christmas every year, the Associated Press releases a list of the top news stories of the year. For 2008, the election of President-elect Barack Obama, the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, the faltering economy, the war in Iraq, the conflict in Georgia, all strike me as good candidates for the global/national…

So this is Christmas. What have you done?

On this cold and rainy Christmas day I am reminded of John Lennon’s reflective ode, beginning, “So this is Christmas. What have you done?” In these most challenging of times, I think that all of us should ask ourselves, “What have we done?” I am a bit down this Christmas because everywhere I look, I…

Merry Christmas!

I don’t know about you, fellow liberal, but my email box is overflowing with notes from right wingers wishing me a Merry Christmas as thought a leftist somehow doesn’t celebrate the season. For me, I enjoy the anticipation of Christmas Eve almost better than Christmas Day itself.  One of my great joys is the delight…

Chop at the Top Rally

BREAKING NEWS: Almost 1,000 county workers are storming the Board of Supervisor’s Fifth Floor offices to advocate that the Boad cut waste, including retired management extra help, before cutting jobs. Chanting “Chop at the Top,” county workers understand that cuts may be needed, but wasteful and extravagent spending by the Board and Management must go…