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Politics

COMMENTARY: Republican Party stubbornly opposes same-sex marriage

“The Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America.”

COMMENTARY: If we bully our way to the top, do we win?

Do you want people to care about your character and your happiness and your quality of life - or do you simply want to win? And if you win because you have bullied your way to victory, do you really win?

COMMENTARY: Women’s History Month in poetry and prose

March is National Women’s History Month, a fact I note every year, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. I am conflicted. And this particular bit of oppositional thinking cannot be attributed to my nutty genetic code. … Well maybe the predisposition for it can. Regardless, I’ve an active distaste for the need of such a month.

Gays in California GOP see hopeful signs

Gay Republicans in California are sensing a thawing in the attitudes of the state's GOP membership toward gays and lesbians as the party seeks ways to reach new voters.