We Can Be Heroes

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Leftists often bemoan a perceived lack of progress on the issues they work on. Fighting economic injustice, war or discrimination can feel like a thankless task. On top of the

difficulty of the work, too often we fail to celebrate success and lose a longer historical view of how the world has changed for the better.

That’s why this week’s revelation by National Basketball Association veteran Jason Collins that he is gay is so important. Collins is the first professional player in a major US male team sport to come out while he was still active, and the media as well as most other athletes who have spoken publicly have been extremely supportive. It’s worthwhile to stop and realize that only a few short years ago the response would have been very different. Continue reading

Vikings’ Punter Tells Bigot Maryland Lawmaker The Real Truth!

Wow. Chris Kluwe, punter for the Minnesota Vikings in a no-holds barred barrage on the weasely bigot and hater, Emmett C. Burns, who is sadly a delegate here in Maryland. The sort of thing that someone who has no desire to really get into politics can write, and bravo to him. This is the sort of thing that really lifts the spirits. I loathe the Vikings, but maybe that might change, at least for a while… Read and enjoy.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s response to Burns.