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on Jan 28, 2011 - 14:12 PM ET

Author's note: The good news, via Melanie Nathan, is that Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde has been granted a temporary last-minute reprieve, and will not be deported back to Uganda this evening, as planned. Word came down from the High Court judge as Namigadde was being escorted to the airport this evening. Her lawyer, Abdulrahman Jafar, will be filing...

on Jan 27, 2011 - 11:39 AM ET

Note: As of Thursday afternoon, the New York Times reports that the local police are already characterizing Kato's murder as a robbery rather than a hate crime, while Don Schmierer, one of the American evangelicals who toured Uganda in 2009 is quoted as saying “Naturally, I don’t want anyone killed but I don’t feel I had anything to do with that." He also complains...

on Jan 25, 2011 - 16:05 PM ET

Glenn Beck must have thought he had an easy mark when he targeted Frances Fox Piven. Let’s face it. On paper she’s a female widowed lefty academic now approaching eighty. Most of her life’s work has been focused on enfranchising the poor through welfare reform and voter registration. Surely Beck thought that nearly fifty broadcasts worth of inflammatory disinformation and hate-mongering about Piven and their inevitable result—hate mail, comments...

Media, Politics, Society
on Jan 24, 2011 - 18:09 PM ET

Yes, I’m yet another citizen unhappy with the downscaling of healthcare reform. Sure, it stinks that the public option died, and that the drug industry escaped having to negotiate cheaper prices, in the final legislation. But I’ve been surprised to learn of its unintended queer upside through my talks with advocates and activists this past week.

Even in...

on Jan 21, 2011 - 13:52 PM ET

How is it that one of the most incredibly important and far-reaching new health policies of the twenty-first century went into effect this past week, and you probably haven't heard of it? I'm referring to the new guidelines that protect the rights of all patients at more than 6,000 hospitals participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to put anyone they...

Health and Disease, US Politics
on Jan 19, 2011 - 11:26 AM ET

Author's note: Sixteen hours after their initial report, ABC is now running a story that calls the race connection regarding the bomb found along Spokane's MLK Day Parade route "inescapable," per the estimate of the local FBI agent investigating the case, and acknowledges that it's an...