The so-called Gay Agenda exists. I admit it. There’s certainly no absurd bogeyman that anti-gay crusaders over the years have created as a rhetorical device to drum up donations and confuse people into bigoted tailspins. Oh, no. It’s a very real thing, this Gay Agenda.
Arizona, you have every right to be a hateful state. But God frowns upon your acting on that hate.
Here in Pennsylvania, even if you use a condom, even if you are on antiretroviral therapy—which, for the record, when used together with condoms, reduces the risk of HIV transmission close to zero—and even if you do not transmit HIV to anyone, you can serve up to seven years in state prison for conducting sex work while being HIV-positive.
It’s no surprise that Chris Christie, the darling of the so-called new American right and well-known bully of the Jersey shore, has enjoyed a degree of armor against his obvious failings for years. Christie, who’s given us such charming soundbites as “You have numb nuts” and “Something may go down tonight, but it ain’t gonna be jobs, sweetheart,” garners the affection of millions with every new unscripted, from-the-hip, borderline-profane utterance.
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion, members of the local Socialist Alternative group, along with the SEIU and Fight For 15, will descend upon 10th and Market Streets with a message: Philly’s workers deserve a working wage. Why? Because a large proportion of Philadelphia’s population not just work for the embarrassing [...]
Perhaps to appease the far-right of his base, when Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his Medicaid expansion alternative plan last fall, he added one weird trick: A job search requirement. On Thursday, he backed off that part of his so-called Healthy PA plan, giving the alt-health care program a better chance of federal approval. The Medicaid expansion program [...]