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Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards
Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 02, 2011
That sense of entitlement
I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
| July 22, 2011
Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?
A few years ago, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — a Boston-based legal advocacy organization — launched a "6 x 12" campaign to secure marriage rights for gay couples across New England by 2012.
| April 15, 2011
Legal questions remain after Obama disses DOMA
Gay-marriage advocates got good news last month, when the Obama administration admitted that it was incapable of defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
| March 04, 2011
Blowin’ up good!
Pretty shrewd. In a state that suffered through a horrific nightclub fire in 2003 that killed 100 people, the General Assembly pushed through legislation that some thought would permit people to buy the type of fireworks (called “gerbs,” which means they
Going ballistic on the fireworks bill; Baccari is at it again; more electioneering
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| June 25, 2010
Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security
Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
| June 04, 2010
It’s the rain and snow, stupid
For those morons who say after a blizzard, “How’s that for global warming!” may we point out that one of the harbingers of climate change is the severity of storms that we experience.
Plus, hard times for the Blackstone
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 02, 2010
Coakley for Senate
When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, they face a choice that is as clear as the difference between black and white.
She has the talent and gumption to tackle the future
| January 15, 2010
How is Obama doing?
In response to a question from Oprah Winfrey about how he would grade his time in office, President Barack Obama gave himself a "solid B-plus."
Not as well as he thinks
| December 18, 2009
Unmaking a bad federal law
It's been a depressing stretch for supporters of marriage equality.
Justice for Some
| November 27, 2009
Taking gay rights to Obama
You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
All Politics Is Local
| November 20, 2009
Cheney's latest crime
As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
| July 17, 2009
If you are gay or lesbian, or if you care about realizing social justice, you must be wondering when Obama is going to turn his attention to the fact that one in 10 of the nation's more than 230 million adults are second-class citizens.
It's time Obama moved vigorously to advance gay and lesbian rights
| June 26, 2009
After the battle
In a fast-moving and historic couple of days in Augusta (pity they don't move so fast on other important issues), the Maine Legislature last week approved same-sex marriage, and Governor John Baldacci ended weeks of speculation about what he would do
Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
| May 15, 2009
While political analysts understandably regard elections and politicians as the key forces of social change, nongovernmental forces are the ones that most often actually influence and transform our culture.
The gay-rights movement took a chance on fighting for the right to wed. It's finally paying off.
| April 24, 2009
Death by handgun
A couple of weeks ago, David S. Bernstein wrote about the growing "state sovereignty" movement backed by anti-government conspiracy theorists and gun-rights extremists, and touted on the syndicated radio show and Web site of deranged agitator Alex Jone
A public-health crisis; plus, gay marriage advances
| April 10, 2009
How “fit” is your family? Bloody July: In just one month, six different State Supreme Courts have ruled against gay marriage. By Michael J. Amico
In the face of recent setbacks in the courts, advocates of same-sex marriage should take a look at old-fashioned efforts to prevent the disabled from marrying
MICHAEL J. AMICO
| August 10, 2006
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