Archive for November, 2005

Intelligent Commentary

It is nice to see Charles Krauthammer using his power to write for good, for once, in this opinion piece about the two recent news items on the so-called ‘intelligent design’ movement. I especially liked the way he ended the piece:

How ridiculous to make evolution the enemy of God. What could be more elegant, more simple, more brilliant, more economical, more creative, indeed more divine than a planet with millions of life forms, distinct and yet interactive, all ultimately derived from accumulated variations in a single double-stranded molecule, pliable and fecund enough to give us mollusks and mice, Newton and Einstein? Even if it did give us the Kansas State Board of Education, too.

It provides an eloquent ending to a well-written argument, that religion and science should not be at odds with one another, and narrow-minded fools who seek to bifurcate the two are just that, fools.

Friday, November 18th, 2005 politics No Comments

On Lobbying & The Blade

How scary, for once I agree with Chris Crain of the Washington Blade, in his condemnation of HRC’s anemic and ineffectual lobbying and PR policies. HRC put on a march, raised a ton of money, got a new building, and we got shafted with Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell-Don’t Pursue. They’re not doing a very good job at their supposed job (lobbying for equal rights for Gay BLT americans), and they need to be called on the carpet about it. Bravo to Crain for his efforts there.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 politics, queer No Comments