The Second Great Shift

We Americans live in interesting times. It’s been fifty years since the Voting Rights Act was passed, and fifty years since the infamous Watts riots in Los Angeles; fifty years have gone by since the mid-point of the “decade that changed everything” – the 1960s....

The GOP’s New Latino Problem: Trump

Remember back in 2012, when Barack Obama won re-election and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, captured an anemic share of the Latino vote? The Republican national party did a post-mortem on what went wrong, and came up with a must-do prescription: reach out to...

He Goes Where No President Has Gone Before

On any given week it would have been the top story. But in a week dominated by the momentous nuclear agreement reached with Iran and another horrific mass shooting, President Obama’s visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma didn’t get quite the attention it warranted....

Beyond Marriage

It’s been about a week since the Supreme Court’s momentous decision making same sex marriage legal in all fifty states. I’m ecstatic. I’ve been ecstatic since I heard the news. But reality is starting to settle in. It’s not quite time to spike...

Affirmations of a Gay Marketer

I used to laugh at the gay jokes.  In fact, I used to tell them.  I laughed in high school when the jock toughs proudly showed up at school with black eyes — they had gone gay bashing at the local bar.  That’s how it was in Manchester, New Hampshire in the...