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Howard Dean: An open letter to President Barack Obama

Gay and lesbian Americans have demonstrated their courage and given their lives in service to our country since our nation's military was founded. Now it's time to allow them to say who they are.

The miracle of democracy is dying

The current political posturing is abhorrent and unacceptable. And now we have the responsibility to remain acutely aware of the dangerous and obvious trend of contempt for the judicial branch of our government.

"My heart is broken as I read of Rev. George Rekers' hypocrisy"

I hurt for the thousands of lesbian, gay and bisexual people he has caused to be put through discredited pseudo-therapies in an attempt to change the God-given gift of their sexual orientation.

Boy Scouts deserve to get the boot

Hey, B.S.A., have it your way. Discriminate away. It’s despicable, it’s unconscionable, but beyond question it’s your right.

VIDEO: President urges effort to give government back to the American people

As President Barack Obama beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families – the president pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.

Why LGBT Americans must oppose SB 1070

At a time when municipalities are struggling to maintain basic services like public safety, fire protection, and libraries, SB 1070 promises to drain the capacity of Arizona’s local law enforcement and divert scarce public resources to fending off meritless lawsuits.