Category: History

America’s enduring vitality
Within the past year, the West Point commencement featured openly gay class president and First Captain E.J. Coleman. The amazing National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on [...]
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FMU awards Trayvon Martin posthumous aviation degree
To call this a bittersweet moment is a terrible understatement. It is heartbreaking. Florida Memorial University gives the murdered Trayvon Martin the aviation degree he did not live to earn. [...]
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WaPo profiles Paul Kuntzler, co-founder of GLAA and Stein Democrats
Perry Stein reports in The Washington Post about GLAA co-founder Paul Kuntzler: He has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for 40 years, regularly attending city meetings and protests in [...]
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Corey Stewart, you’re an idiot!
Who is today’s winner of the “You’re an idiot!” rant from “Six Degrees of Separation,” featuring “The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams? Why, none other than Confederate wannabe Corey Stewart, [...]
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Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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A toast for GLAA’s 46th
(Photo from 2016 GLAA anniversary by Michael Key/Washington Blade) Closing Toast Rick Rosendall, immediate past president GLAA 46th Anniversary Awards Reception Policy Restaurant and Lounge April 20, 2017 Good evening, [...]
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Holocaust Denial Creeps, or Stumbles, into the WH Briefing Room
He actually said even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. And it gets worse. I don’t have the stomach to go into it all right now. But dear Mr. Spicer, did [...]
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Same old war profiteering, new music
The cynicism spouted by war profiteer Harry Lime (Orson Welles) in this famous scene from Sir Carol Reed’s The Third Man feels oddly current seven decades later. Set in Vienna’s [...]
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A fake Assad, and the itch to be an imposter
I have just been followed on Twitter by someone purporting to be the president of Syria. This reminds me of the time when someone claiming to be AG Eric Holder [...]
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