New LGBT Resource: Faith in America



Uber-connected Democratic Party activist Steve Hildebrand has helped a group called Faith in America launch its new web presence. On the board of Faith in America are businessman Mitchell Gold, singer Chely Wright, humorist Janis Hirsch, former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey and a number of ministers of various faiths.

McAuliffe: Americans Need to Know that Mess Obama Inherited Will Take More Time to Fix



View more news videos at: This week in Washington, I have worked with leading Palestinian-American entrepreneurs and political activists Hani Masri, Samia Farouki and Huda Farouki in raising awareness of the work in Nablus, Palestine of a women’s and children services center, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization.

Jonathan Chait Calls Out Abe Foxman on Award to Rupert Murdoch



The New Republic‘s Jonathan Chait calls out Abraham Foxman and the ADL in a smart, important piece. Read the whole thing, but this is zinger: If you’re interested in the general principle of tolerance and equality, then awarding [the ADL International Leadership Award to] Rupert Murdoch is preposterous.

Hillary Clinton’s Coded Message to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell



Although I feel that the US government is bullying those gay and lesbian men and women who are serving in the armed services and deployed to take risks for the national security interests of the United States under the restrictions of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, this is a compelling and powerful message from Secretary of…

LIVE STREAM at 5:00 pm: Beyond Platitudes


Please join the New America Foundation, in cooperation with the Palestine Note and Tomorrow’s Youth Organization for a reception and panel discussion TODAY from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Beyond Platitudes: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Middle East. You can RSVP for the event here, and it will also be livestreamed at TWN.

Close Call in Iraq



It was with surprise and then relief yesterday that I saw the news that the UN’s top representative in Iraq, Ad Melkert, and the chief of Najaf’s police had emerged unscathed from a car bomb targeting their convoy as it left the Shi’ite holy city in Southern Iraq: While roadside bombings occur daily in Iraq…