Same Sex Marriage, Environment & Jobs: Lincoln Chafee Should Be Rhode Island’s Next Governor



On January 4th, former US Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) will formally announce his candidacy for the governorship of Rhode Island — as an Independent. In September 2007, Chafee resigned from the Republican Party. He authored his farewell memoir to the party, Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President.

The Yemen Brief: Expanding Scope of US Military Engagement Exactly What Bin Laden Wants



Abubakr Al-Qirbi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen, addresses the general debate of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. (official United Nations photo) Below the break follows the official statement from Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

When Intolerance Kills Christmas II: Why Should Gay US Soldiers Still Fear Saluting Barack Obama?



Two years ago on Christmas Eve, I wrote a piece for Huffington Post and the Washington Note titled “When the Intolerant Kill Christmas.” According to my friends at Huffington Post, more than half a million people read that piece.