revisionist history from the pqe

The Petty Queer Establishment’s blind embrace of the Clintons is sort of like the NAACP coalescing behind George Wallace. After all, it was Clinton who signed the Defense of Marriage Act banning federal rights like Social Security and immigration for same-sex couples. He signed it simply to deprive Bob Dole of a campaign issue, and did so at midnight while denouncing it as gay-bashing. Days later, his re-election campaign advertised on Christian radio that he had signed it. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is also a byproduct of the Clinton years, and while it’s admirable that he was willing to make the case,…

the war of unintended consequences

The more bombs in Gaza, the more Hamas’s support seems to be growing at the expense of the Palestinian Authority, already considered corrupt and distant from average Palestinians. “The Palestinian Authority is one of the main losers in this war,” said Ghassan Khatib, an independent Palestinian analyst in the West Bank city of Ramallah. “How can it make gains in a war in which it is one of the casualties?”

blame the media, facts be damned

Scott Henry’s post on Fresh Loaf, “Clearing up confusion over Standard murder” clears up nothing. His only source is the cop who fed reporters misinformation regarding the details of John Henderson’s murder. Based on that, and his own assumptions, Henry concludes “the press snafu over the Henderson murder was brought about by a combination of vague, inconclusive information offered by the police and a competitive news environment in which reporters race to make their stories as definitive as possible — often before all the facts are nailed down.” Read Tim Eberly’s initial account of the murders — all the details are attributed…