The Failure of Politics and the Power of Art

-+*Portraits of people affected by Troubles in Northern Ireland inspired by 'feeling of injustice'

An often asked question is “Who will speak for the dead?” A powerful exhibition at the Ulster Museum of Belfast, Northern Ireland reminds us that is sometimes the wrong question.

Amazing Progress for Marriage Equality

-+*Legal status of, and support for, same-sex marriage in each state. Graphic courtesy of Public Religion Research Institute

We’ve come a long way in 28 years. A majority of states have legal same-sex marriages, and this month the Supreme Court may extend the right to marry to all couples. We’re happy to be fighting on the right side of history.

Millennials Increasingly Supportive of Unions

-+*New research by the Pew Research Center shows that millennials are increasingly viewing unions favorably. “The strongest supporters for unions are people under 30 years of age, people who make less than $30k a year, and African-Americans rather than whites or Hispanics,” writes Michael Byrne of the AFSCME Blog. “A challenge for unions will be mobilizing these groups politically.”

It’s Time to Decide on Marriage Equality

-+*On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges – a case that will determine if marriage equality becomes the law of the land in the United States. Show your support for equality by signing HRC’s #LoveCantWait petition.

Black Elephants

-+*What we call “parks” are really the heart, lungs, and circulatory systems of the world — and they’re all endangered. – Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times   NY Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman writes about environmental black elephants and how parks play a vital role for environmental conservation. Friedman learns from environmentalist Adam Sweidan that black… Read more »

The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion

-+*The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion — Winning Mark (@winning_mark) October 3, 2014 Coinciding with the release of the video is #IAmARepublican, a Twitter hashtag presumably meant to give all those Prius-driving Republicans a place to let their freak flags fly. Needless to say it functioned as it was… Read more »

Aaand that’s a wrap: #lovewins in Oregon Marriage Campaign

-+*“I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.”-Judge Michael McShane, U.S…. Read more »