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Are Religious People More Likely to Lie?

A new study points to certain personal characteristics linked with a greater likelihood of lying for financial gain, and being religious is one of them. Whatever happened to “Thou shalt not bear false witness”?

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 READ MORE


Andrew Sullivan: Catholics Should Be OK With Gay Marriage

The blogger and commentator, who is gay and Catholic, explained to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday why the Catholic Church shouldn’t have any problems with same-sex couples getting married.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Schwarzenegger Admits He Had a Child on the Side

Here we have a headline that smacks of the inevitable: Arnold Schwarzenegger has conceded that he fathered a child just over 10 years ago with a longtime member of his household staff. This “event,” as the former California governor called it in a statement ... (more)

Posted on May 17, 2011 READ MORE



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Trendy French Straights Have Co-Opted Civil Unions

Last year 95 percent of France’s civil unions (known as pactes civil de solidarité) were signed by heterosexual couples, according to the New York Times. ... (more)

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Pope Gets Preachy About Gays, Abortion in Spain

While in Barcelona, Spain, to dedicate Antoni Gaudi’s famous, yet unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica, Pope Benedict XVI got down to some unfinished business of his own, zeroing in on a short list of favorite family values issues he sees as causes for concern ... (continued)

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The War of the McCourts

The story of Frank and Jamie McCourt, who turned the Dodgers into their own piggy bank, lived a life of mortgaged royalty and then decided to destroy one another, is like something out of Tom Wolfe.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 READ MORE


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Karl Rove and Second Wife Divorce

Karl Rove, the George W. Bush strategy specialist who was instrumental in mobilizing the conservative voting base using so-called wedge issues such as gay marriage during the last decade’s elections, has ended his own second marriage. Rove and his wife of 24 years, Darby, technically divorced last week.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 READ MORE


California Marriage Protection Act PSA

A Marriage Protection Act Gays Can Appreciate

Score one for irony: A new movement is in the works, complete with its own Web site, to protect the institution of marriage in the Golden State from the unholy scourge of ... divorce. The drive is on for the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act, and this group—which actually intends to poke fun at the Proposition 8 proponents—is circulating its own PSAs to educate the masses about its mission.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 READ MORE


The Gay Divorce Fandango

I suppose there is something charming about watching conservative politicians in Texas trying so ardently to preserve a same-sex marriage.

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE


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McCain’s Past Catches Up in the Press

Along with maintaining the hypervigilance necessary to avoid having one’s gaffes caught on camera and replayed endlessly on YouTube, politicians face a vast array of image-maintenance challenges these days. John McCain encountered a PR problem of the lower-tech variety on Friday, in the form of two newspaper articles focusing on details from his private life that could be gleaned from plain ol’ public records.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting

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Marriage and the State:  Not Exactly a Love Story

Amid the fracas over who can marry whom, professor and author Stephanie Coontz poses a provocative question in Monday’s New York Times that leads to some interesting history and shifts the focus of the debate:  “Why do people—gay or straight—need the state’s permission to marry?”

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


Stuck in the Single Life? Class Could Be a Factor

Read around the cliches about single women and cats etc. and find in this NYT story an interesting window into how shifting social values and socioeconomic stratification contribute to a marriage “happiness gap” for many Americans without college educations.

Posted on Jan 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Lewis Black Tackles Gay Divorce

Lewis Black was back on the ?Daily Show? on Wednesday satirizing the debate over gay marriage.  After playing a clip of Congressman Phil Gingrey, in which the lawmaker said, ?In my opinion, marriage isn?t just any kind of love.  It?s a love that can bear children,? Black quipped, ?Hey Congressman, take my word for it.  A one-night stand with no love, a Quaalude and three beers can also bear children.?

Posted on Jul 27, 2006 READ MORE


A Single 40-Year-Old Woman Has a Higher Chance Of…

Twenty years ago this week Newsweek speculated that a “40-year-old single woman was ‘more likely to be killed by a terrorist’ than to ever marry.” In this week’s cover story, they retract the hackneyed thesis and reexamine the marriage statistics. (h/t: Broadsheet)

Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day, 2006

“We remember that many Americans have lost their limbs or their lives in on-the-job accidents that might have been prevented if overall media coverage had been anywhere near as transfixed with job safety as with, say, marital splits among Hollywood celebrities.”

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


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