All eyes are on Corey Booker. Three weeks ago, we reported on the Mayor's announcement that he would consider running for the New Jersey Senate in 2014. And, following suit, BuzzFeed's Ben Smith argued that the Mayor and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick were destined to battle it out for Barack ... More >>
In 1981, as the booming gay culture was being hit with the AIDS epidemic and a rising conservative culture in Washington, Barney Frank, a young Democrat from Massachusetts, entered Congress. Six years later, he became the first elected official on the Hill to voluntarily tell the public about his ho ... More >>
Liberal fave Elizabeth Warren is running for Scott Brown's Senate seat in Massachusetts. Just after she announced in September, polls showed her six points behind the incumbent; now, she's running about even with him.
Yet if you'd only been following rightbloggers on this race, you'd assume that sh ... More >>
We're approaching, if not looking in the rearview mirror at, a watershed moment in American civil rights history. A majority of the American public now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
And, despite what detractors have been saying and predicting, this includes black people, too. An ... More >>
It's fair to call it the Obama Effect: leaders in the black community, old and young, political and cultural, are coming out of the closet to back same-sex marriage. And they are a motley crew, from the legacy NAACP, to the rapper 50 Cent, who just a couple years ago suggested that if you're a man " ... More >>
After publishing our piece yesterday "5 Reasons Why Touré Is Wrong On Blacks, Gay Marriage and Obama," we had the chance to talk about the president's new support fo marriage equality with WNYC's Brian Lehrer.
We took calls from black listeners and talked to Lehrer about the many reasons why we b ... More >>
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We like the idea of Touré, but as a person and concept, he's got two sides.
There's the Good Touré, who writes beautifully, gave us a nice shout out once, and frolics around the Brooklyn neighborhood we both live in with ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg appeared on a Super Bowl-themed Meet The Press segment this morning, and sounded off on topics like increasing taxes for the wealthy, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Super Bowl ad and the potential for an Iraq War veterans' parade in the city. Paired with Indiana Governor Mitch Danie ... More >>
David Paterson would have you believe that he did the only responsible thing by vetoing almost 7,000 appropriation bills passed by his former Democratic colleagues in the Legislature. He is even taking a veto victory tour, sustained by the fact that the Republican minority in the State Senate ... More >>
It hasn't been confirmed, but Supreme Court Justice David Souter is expected to resign today. The 79-year-old Justice was born in Massachusetts, and moved with his family when he was 11 to Weare, New Hampshire, where he still maintains a residence. He went from the state attorney general's office t ... More >>