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NYT Editorial, Op-Eds, Letters (7)

"The anti-incumbent goals of a new super PAC are undermined by its methods and cannot produce a better government" (Editorial); "Despite some imperfections, the Affordable Care Act would do a lot of good and must be defended" (Krugman); "Here are five questions a president should ask before sending in the bombers" (Keller); "Neither Rick Santorum nor the Vatican speaks for most American Catholics" (Bruni); "It’s time for Zionists to boycott nondemocratic Israel — and support the democratic one" (Guest Op-Ed); "Civil rights statutes are being stretched to go after teenagers who acted meanly, but not violently" (Guest Op-Ed); "New Challenges Facing the Constitution" (Letters)
Posted by , Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NYT Editorial & Op-Eds (7)

"The N.Y.P.D. should not interpret its post-9/11 mandate as a license to run roughshod over the Constitution" (Editorial); "A rampage in Afghanistan calls attention to a potentially lethal combination of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury" (Guest Op-Ed); "Critics and defenders argue about how much of what Anonymous does should be treated as political protest — or strictly as crime" (Guest Op-Ed); "On Act Up’s 25th anniversary, its band of early AIDS warriors deserves thanks" (Bruni); "Mixed-race African-Americans have an ethical obligation to identify as black" (Guest Op-Ed); "We evolved to be tribal, and politics is a competition among coalitions of tribes" (Guest Op-Ed); "Are Elvis, Marilyn, Hitler, Anne Frank and 600,000 Holocaust victims trapped in a 'Spooky Mormon Heaven Dream?'" (Dowd)
Posted by , Sunday, March 18, 2012

NYT (7): National News

NYT Op-Ed by exiting Goldman exec starts firestorm; Ugandan gay rights group comes to U.S. to sue Scott Lively; In first, U.S. will directly attack tobacco industry in ad campaign; Blagojevich heads for jail (finally!); Payroll contractor who ripped off NYC agrees to pay $500 million; New deal for St. Vincent's Hospital site has something for everyone - except a hospital; Lottery winner is forced to share winnings with co-workers.
Posted by , Thursday, March 15, 2012

Whitewashing Gay History – Frank Rich

Posted by , Saturday, March 3, 2012

NYT (7): Foreign Affairs

Authorities dismantle Occupy London; France says Google's new privacy policy violates law; As U.S. mulls Iran's response to possible Israeli attack, Iran unexpectedly calls nuclear weapons "a sin," and says it is "stronger without them"; Clinton et al threaten Assad with war crimes trial; Egypt relents, allows Americans to leave; Virulent anti-gay bill back on the table in Uganda.
Posted by , Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NYT (9): National News

Dems welcome contraception debate; Kelly defends surveillance of Muslims, as NYPD expands its reach; Three NYPD officers plead guilty in gun-smuggling case; As gay marriage gains in U.S., NH may be first state to revoke law; New U.S. cars to have rear cameras for safety; Gordon Gekko does a PSA for the FBI; A beloved hawk is dead in NYC; The Oreo cookie turns 100.
Posted by , Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NYT (3): National News

The supposed "wall" between SuperPACs and campaigns is as porous as Swiss cheese; More problems with NYC teacher ratings; A book on "the gay writers who changed America."
Posted by , Sunday, February 26, 2012

NYT Op-Eds (4)

"Counterterrorism efforts have put officials on a collision course with Islamic thought — and with the Constitution" (Guest Op-Ed); "Gay people’s desire to be married is a compliment to an institution in need of one, and should be welcomed as such" (Bruni); "The stance of New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, on same-sex marriage has given him a pass among liberals, even as many of his policies chip away at their sacred cows" (Nocera); "Americans are trending toward solo living. Some people are set up well to flourish in this kind of society. Others are not" (Brooks)
Posted by , Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NYT (9): National News

Justice Dept. supports equal rights for gays in military; Drilling in Alaska gets one step closer as Obama admin okays spill plan; As Christie vetoes gay marriage in NJ, Maryland moves closer toward it; "Commercial" drones given okay; Unwed motherhood is the "new normal"; Is Cuomo radically overreaching?; Appeals court supports NYC ban on religious services in schools; Dismissals continue for Occupy demonstrators in Brooklyn Bridge incident.
Posted by , Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lloyd Blankfein’s the Wrong Spokesman for Gay Rights | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Thursday, February 16, 2012

NYT (10): National News

Improving economy lifts Obama; GOP caves on payroll tax and unemployment; NYPD stop-and-frisks at record high; Voter fraud may be urban legend, but voter rolls are in disarray; FCC puts kibosh on broadband plan due to conflict with GPS; NYS redistricting plan to be reviewed by court panel; NJ Senate passes gay marriage bill, despite gov's promised veto; New Obama plan re contraceptives splits Catholics; When environmental groups take money from "the enemy"; NYC Transit chief wisely opposes food ban bill.
Posted by , Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NYT Op-Eds (3)

"Masculinity is wide enough and deep enough for all men. We should remember that when society, and male culture in particular, tries to render it narrow and shallow" (Blow); "I’m sure you heard about President Obama’s new rule on health care coverage of contraceptives. Was it a cave, a tweak or a compromise?" (Collins); "Building the oil pipeline is not going to lead to apocalypse" (Nocera)
Posted by , Saturday, February 11, 2012

NYT (5): National News

Finally, a "bailout" for homeowners; Washington effectively becomes 7th state to legalize same-sex marriage; House passes insider trading bill, despite G.O.P. excising of important provision; G.O.P. sees birth control as new "cultural wars" wedge issue; As youth watch less TV (but more media in general), older people watch more.
Posted by , Thursday, February 9, 2012

NYT Editorial & Op-Eds (4)

"A federal appeals court struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, bringing this nation a step closer to full equality and fairness" (Editorial); "On popular Web sites, misinformation about antipiracy legislation amounted to an abuse of trust and a misuse of power" (Guest Op-Ed); "Observing democratic awakenings in places like Egypt, Syria and Russia puts a glow in your heart and a pit in your stomach" (Friedman); "Ending Iran’s influence in Syria would transform the Middle East" (Guest Op-Ed)
Posted by , Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NYT (6): National News

Prop 8 is struck down by fed appeals court; Study finds U.S. Muslims no threat re terrorism; PA sets local taxes on fracking; Santorum up, Gingrich down, Romney stable; Manhattan D.A. drops rape charges against Commish Kelly's son; 30-year NYC battle over loitering (homeless) arrests ends.
Posted by , Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NYT Op-Eds (2)

"To see the future of same-sex marriage, look to savvy companies" (Bruni); "President Obama should return to his community-organizing roots and remember the importance of leveraging diversity to solve problems" (Brooks)
Posted by , Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One Town’s War on Gay Teens | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Friday, February 3, 2012

NYT (9): National News

SuperPac secrecy - the spawn of Citizens United; Indiana gov signs "right to work" bill; Washington to become 7th state to approve same-sex marriage; Keystone pipeline is central to GOP economic argument; Three states order insurers to have climate change responses; Despite directive, pot arrests are up again in NYC; "Pink ribbon" breast cancer org finds itself red-faced as it ends funding for Planned Parenthood; NRC rejects Indian Point fire safety plan; Company behind exchange students who filed lawsuit re working conditions is barred from further biz.
Posted by , Thursday, February 2, 2012

NYT Editorial & Op-Eds (10)

"The system for reviewing presidential appointments is broken. Changing the rule is a risky course, but it is the only way to get the nation’s work done" (Editorial); "A student movement led by Camila Vallejo and centered on reforming Chile’s educational system is upending the society" (Guest Op-Ed); "Millions of children take drugs to help them pay attention — but do they really help?" (Guest Op-Ed); "Focusing on public expectations of privacy means that our rights change when technology does" (Guest Op-Ed); "While Cynthia Nixon’s critics have good reason to worry about how her words will be construed, they have no right to demand silence and conformity from her" (Bruni); "Would it be ethical to produce, or take, a drug that makes us more likely to help others?" (Guest Op-Ed); "What is it about runways that brings out the fire in our cool president?" (Dowd); "There is a big gap in how C.E.O.’s and political leaders look at the world" (Friedman); "The power of the state can crowd out other forms of community" (Douthat); "Religious people are more likely to donate to charity" (Guest Op-Ed)
Posted by , Sunday, January 29, 2012

When gay is a choice – Love and Sex – Salon.com

Posted by , Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NYT (6): National News

NYT coverage of the SOTU; Indiana dems pull a "Wisconsin," disappear for anti-union vote; Kelly reverses himself, says he helped on NYPD anti-Muslim video (!); Is Obama plan for new task force on financial fraud a nod to the Occupy movement?; Christie will veto same-sex marriage bill, wants issue brought directly to voters; Oscar nominations are released.
Posted by , Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NYT (3): National News

Illinois bishops shutter programs rather than conform to anti-gay bias laws; Muslims to boycott Bloomberg interfaith breakfast over revelations of surveillance; Oakland's mayor just can't do anything right.
Posted by , Thursday, December 29, 2011

NYT (5): Int’l Affairs

Russia cracks down on antigovernment protests; From Nice to New York, from OWS to Bill Gates, Ralph Nader and Pope Benedict, "Robin Hood" tax gains traction; U.S. to "export" gay rights; Popular outrage grows in China re air pollution; Is Saudi Arabia going nuclear?
Posted by , Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NYT (13): National News

Blacks hit hardest by lack of public sector jobs; Increase in "near poor" means increase in line for free school lunches; Support for TP is waning; Barney Frank will retire; Cain may throw in the towel; Judge rejects settlement agreement b/w SEC and Citigroup; Suit to void NYS marriage act can go forward; SCOTUS to hear fairness in sentencing re crack vs. powder cocaine; FTC settles privacy issue with Facebook; NY City Council to sue Bloomberg over noxious rule re homeless; Jackson doctor gets four years; Ken Russell dies.
Posted by , Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NYT Editorial & Op-Eds (3)

"The N.Y.P.D.’s guidelines prohibit interfering with news-gathering activity. The department seems to have forgotten that during Occupy Wall Street protests" (Editorial); "It’s time for another meeting of the Republican Presidential Book Club. And lucky for you readers, Ron Paul has written a ton of stuff!" (Collins); "A new film on J. Edgar Hoover is a reminder that his persecution of gay people destroyed thousands of lives and careers" (Guest Op-Ed)
Posted by , Saturday, November 26, 2011