I early voted…have you?

By: Saturday October 20, 2012 12:57 pm

Early voting in North Carolina runs from October 18 through November 3, so Kate and I  jumped at the chance to get it done, driving downtown, first to the Farmer’s Market, where the Durham People’s Alliance had yard signs available. Then we went the short distance to the main early voting station at the Durham [...]

Transcript: President Obama’s Remarks to the 2012 Democratic National Convention

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 10:28 pm

Remarks as prepared for delivery the President began his speech around 10:30 PM ET… “But know this, America: Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met. The path we ofer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I’m asking you to choose that future. I’m asking you to rally [...]

Democratic Party Platform – light years ahead of the GOP’s hot mess

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 1:01 pm

While there are plenty or reasons why some folks might be unhappy with Obama — on the left or the right — there is no way that you can say the parties are “the same” or one is the lesser of two evils. OK, I’m sure there are a number of people on the left [...]

Democrats draft marriage equality and zero in on employment non-discrimination language in party platform

By: Friday August 10, 2012 7:24 am

“We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples.” That is a snippet of the landmark language approved by the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee related to support for the right [...]

Report: marriage equality plank added to Dem platform draft

By: Monday July 30, 2012 1:24 pm

Well, considering 1) the polls are solidly moving in favor of the right for gays and lesbians to marry, and 2) the fact that the plank in the Democratic platform is fairly symbolic, and 3) the President already came out in support of marriage equality, you’d think this was a given. Washington Blade: A Democratic National [...]

Democratic National Committee’s new faith outreach director opposes marriage equality

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 9:56 am

I guess Rick Warren wasn’t available. – Joe Sudbay of Americablog Yeah, my friend Joe sums it up – a party unwilling to move the equality ball forward within the squishy area of “faith outreach”. The current President of the United States is still personally “evolving” on the matter of marriage equality even as his administration is [...]

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