Author: Richard Rosendall

POSTS BY Richard Rosendall
To the Pope: follow your kind words with actions
The Guardian on May 20 reported on a private conversation that Chilean clerical abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz had recently with Pope Francis. Cruz stated: He told me, “Juan Carlos, [...]
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GLAA and allies fight for medical aid in dying
Fenit Nirappil reports for WaPo: Nearly a year after the District enacted a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives … not a single patient has used it…. [...]
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Abortion extremism is only on the anti-choice side
Conservative NYT columnist Ross Douthat makes a case for moral equivalence with a piece titled “Among the Abortion Extremists.” As someone who has been threatened over my pro-choice views to [...]
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GLAA supports federal gun law reforms, defends DC home rule
John Becker, GLAA’s Vice President for Political Affairs, issued the following statement on March 14 in response to an inquiry by Washington Blade reporter Lou Chibbaro, after a discussion among [...]
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The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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Jimmy Kimmel, unlikely healthcare leader
Late night talk show host, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, is demonstrating this week that comedians are a lot smarter than a lot of politicians. For three nights running he has blended [...]
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Stop Graham-Cassidy
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, whose baby boy earlier this year required open-heart surgery, says that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La) “lied right to me face” when he told Kimmel on-air that [...]
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Overcoming an attack
On this anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on 9/11/2001, in honor of the victims, I am having a moment of TV silence by not listening to the man [...]
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Charlottesville
Charles Bethea of The New Yorker writes “Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville,” in which he quotes an eyewitness account by counter-protester Kristin Adolfson: I was ten feet away, so I [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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