Santa Claus Is a Gay Couple Living in Chelsea

Hundreds of kids in New York City think that Santa Claus lives on West 22nd Street. He does not (he lives in the North Pole, duh)—these two guys do. But after receiving 450 letters, they’re helping out anyway. Isn’t it nice, the Christmas spirit? It would be nice to know why so many children are … Continue reading

White House Extends Well-Deserved Praise To Jon Stewart

It’s too soon to say for sure whether Republican obstructionism will kill the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The supermajority appears to be coming together, and Senate Democrats are keeping the pressure on — this new video is worth watching — but time is running out, and a leading conservative senator and his allies … Continue reading

U.N. to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning – Glenn Greenwald –

Both The Guardian and the Associated Press are reporting that the U.N.’s top official in charge of torture is now formally investigating the conditions under which the U.S. is detaining accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning. Last week, I described the inhumane terms of his detention at a Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia, including being held … Continue reading