Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated with sex” after she suggested Donald Trump’s poll numbers have been dragged down by allegations of sexual assault, harassment and impropriety. Gingrich, who has essentially served as a Trump surrogate, was clearly unhappy with the direction of the interview from… Continue Reading →
I was working at a medical publication when the news first started to filter out about what was then called HTLV-III. My boss didn’t want me to write about it (“Who the hell cares about a bunch of faggots?” he said), but I wrote about it, anyway. One of my high school friends was the first in the city to die:
Newly published research is rewriting the earliest chapter of the historical account of how the AIDS epidemic began in the United States. The work, detailed in a study released Wednesday, discounts the long-held notion that a French-Canadian flight attendant, whose story was highlighted in the seminal book “And the Band Played On,” brought the virus to… Continue Reading →
I hear this from women all over the country. I have no idea how many of them will vote. I didn’t know that many women were the kind not to speak up, but I guess I underestimated the pressure. When your social network and community support is on the line, it’s easier just to keep your mouth shut:
Susan suspects there are other women like her, but that part of the reason conservative female Christian voters won’t openly support Clinton is because of the culture of submission in Evangelical churches. Wives are supposed to follow their husbands’ lead in every matter, including politics. Speaking out against those traditional teachings can come with a risk—a social penalty of alienation from a very tight-knit community, to which spouses, extended family, children, and support systems are all intricately linked. Still, she knows of pockets of women who are defecting from Trump. “I hope all those people who are saying no to Trump are also, secretly, saying yes to Hillary,” she says.
Susan and Jennifer are not as anomalous as we think. There are hundreds of private Facebook groups with names like “Secret Hillary Club,” most of which were formed during the caucus, when Clinton supporters felt alienated by ardent Bernie Sanders fans. But now, these online groups have coalesced into places of support and encouragement for counties that burn predominantly red in the polls. Cynthia Silver, a director and acting teacher living in New York City, started her pro-Hillary private Facebook group after a heated social media argument with a former student. Since Clinton won the nomination, Silver has been surprised to see the group grow to well over 2,000 members from all over the country.
So, this is a thing that just happened on Twitter, courtesy of Ex-Representative Joe Walsh, leader of the White Men’s Brigade of Haters behind Trump, I guess. On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in? – Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016 It got Jake… Continue Reading →
Daryl Hall and Diane Birch:
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: