Sen. Ed Markey gives campaign money to corporate Dem Patrick Murphy over progressive champion Alan Grayson. I am writing to express my disappointment in Senator Ed Markey (MA-D)’s recent financial support for Congressman Patrick Murphy … [Read more...]
Betsie Gallardo: We’re Doing Great So Far, But January 5th Is Key
The clouds dispell'd, the sky resum'd her light, And Nature stood recover'd of her fright. But fear, the last of ills, remain'd behind, And horror heavy sat on ev'ry mind. --Taken from "Theodore and Honoria, from Boccace", by John Dryden In … [Read more...]
On Starving In Prison, Or, Who Gets Pardons In Florida?
"Forgiveness, particularly at this time of year, is a very worthwhile message for all of us to be reminded of..." --Florida Governor Charlie Crist, December 9, 2010 So right off the bat, if you're 21 years old and you're having sex with a … [Read more...]
On Death And Clemency, Or, Here’s A Real Christmas Story
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from … [Read more...]
Pressure Mounts For Moderate Republicans To Support the DREAM Act
It is important to note that the State of Florida stands much to gain from the passage of this legislation. By alowing certain youths an opportunity at a solid education and a pathway to citizenship, we can stop the current cycle of … [Read more...]
DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Carlos A Roa, Jr.
There are obstacles in my daily life that make it extraordinarily difficult to pursue a career in architecture. Fortunately, because of my determination to continue my studies after graduating high school in 2005, I'm currently a … [Read more...]
Let’s “do it for Kimmi” – just follow the link
Kimmi's story Just read the story. And then please post and forward Kimmi's story. … [Read more...]
So, I’ve voted. In Florida.
He's very clear on that, has considered all the pragmatic arguments to the contrary, and would definitely vote that way in critical Florida. Except, he is just as happy to do that here in Massachusetts. Consequently, we will be acting as … [Read more...]
What’s Up At NewsLadder: Salon’s “Another Nightmare Election In Florida?”
In the piece at the top of NewsLadder today, from Salon, people are already being forced to wait up to eight hours to early vote, how on earth are we going to be able to count the votes on the 4th when early voting is already so screwed … [Read more...]
Ellen & Portia Tie the Knot
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres tied the knot in a small home ceremony Saturday. The ceremony was attended by 19 guests, including DeGeneres' mom, Betty, and de Rossi's mother, Margaret Rogers, who had flown in from Australia, … [Read more...]