Plaudits have been showered on Apple’s CEO after he publicly came out. But commentators are gliding over the bracing corollary in his declaration: the gay and powerful should use their power to effect change.
Continue reading Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough
On this day 105 years ago, a West Point player died in a game with Harvard. Similarities between that tragedy and injuries today prove that not much has changed in a century.
Continue reading When West Point Football Turned Fatal
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the speech the made Ronald Reagan a star – and, in the process, changed America forever.
Continue reading Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
The genius of George Carlin is that he was able to get a message to an apathetic populace without them realizing that their opinions were being changed by a comedian.
Continue reading Why George Carlin Gets His Own Street
The war’s not over. But make no mistake, the Vatican synod paved the way for significant changes to come in the lives of gay and divorced Catholics.
Continue reading Pope Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays
Fifty Years ago, “The Paranoid Style of American Politics” changed how we think about modern conservatism.
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Vatican prelates change their tone, but not the rules when it comes to gay and divorced Catholics.
Continue reading Church: It’s OK To Be Gay, Sort Of
In a moving—and often funny—memoir about working in a crematorium and other parts of the ‘death industry,’ Caitlin Doughty argues for radical change in how we face the details of death.
Continue reading Cremains of the Day
Tatiana Sorokko’s love affair with fashion was as improbable as it was deep. Despite an early focus on physics, her life changed when she became a model and began collecting couture.
Continue reading The Queen of Vintage Couture
The ‘pinpricks’ from American bombs continue, and so do the advances of ISIS. Better communications on the ground might change all that.
Continue reading America’s WTF Air War in Syria
Teens work, pay taxes, even support families. So why can’t they vote? It’s time to change that.
Continue reading Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too
Racism in America won’t come to an end until we all start taking it personally and demand change.
Continue reading When Police Violence Gets Personal
An encouraging report from GLAAD reveals that responsible portrayals of LGBT characters are increasing across the major networks.
Continue reading The Gays Are Taking Over TV
The Iranians want to make a deal with the U.S.: They help us fight terror in exchange for nuclear concessions. Tehran could start by giving up the al Qaeda leaders it’s harboring.
Continue reading Will Iran Sell Out Al Qaeda for Nukes?
Adam Kawalek went from Los Angeles to Gaza to try to relieve the suffering of the sick and wounded there. The experience changed his view of Israel’s policies.
Continue reading A Gay Jewish Zionist Doctor in Gaza
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
Continue reading Clash over car tax disc changes
In the first interview with Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles since Japanese police launched an investigation into his bankrupt exchange, he says he’s just a regular geek—and that he’s in danger.
Continue reading Hated Bitcoin Tycoon: My Life Is at Risk
As we approach global climate tipping points, we need to do more and better than the massive photo op The People’s Climate March and An Invitation to Change Everything is likely to be. Here are some concrete suggestions.
Continue reading Like a Dull Knife: The People’s Climate “Farce”
A key feature of Obamacare is that by allowing people to get insurance through the exchanges, workers would no longer feel tied to their jobs in the same way. Workers that wanted to look for jobs that may be a better fit, or wanted to try to start their own business, or just hated their boss, could now take this step without worrying about losing insurance for themselves and their families.
Continue reading Obamacare and Family Values: Parents Get to Stay Home With Children