Johno Espejo (left) and Matthew Mansell, a plaintiff couple in the marriage equality case, being interviewed outside the Supreme Court.
We had visitors in from the Midwest (Kansas City) this weekend, folks we hadn't seen in many years. This was their first trip to New York and they wanted to do touristy things, which was fine. Now ...
Ten years ago, I nearly lost my life when an RPG tore through the cockpit of my Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq.
The only reason I made it home was because of the heroism of my courageous buddies ...
How often have I heard or seen this phrase, "I want my country back," used over the years since I was born in 1956, in Raleigh, North Carolina? I can't give you a precise number, but I can tell ...
Some teabagger pols in Maine want to repeal the state's seat belt law , because of the ficticious freedom to seriously injure yourself on public highways.
yingyang had a diary today about this, ...
The Hennepin County attorney's office has declined to file any charges. From a February 13th story in the StarTribune :
After reviewing all of the facts from the police investigation, said a ...
3rd UPDATE: : Since this diary is still on the rec list, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the previous diary by Jud Lounsberry, Myth Busting Scott Walker's "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" ...
The New York Times offers the data from this report from the Violence Policy Center that the NRA and its supporters would rather we not have, because it makes it clear that concealed carry costs ...
January 31, 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth, a fact my Episcopal priest informed me of this past Sunday. He knows that no one, other than Jesus, I have never met has had a ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson , probably the most popular astrophysicist, if not scientist, of this generation, replaced Carl Sagan as the spokesman of all things science ...