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Scouting’s Gay Founder? – NYTimes.com

WITH more and more American institutions becoming inclusive and even openly gay-friendly, the Boy Scouts of America has just reaffirmed its unregenerate straights-only status: a special committee, formed in 2010, recently announced the organization’s intention of sticking with the 2000 Supreme Court decision that it is within its constitutional rights …

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus does his best to apologize for GOP clown prince Allen West, but will standing up for wing nuts ultimately help Republicans or hurt them? – latimes.com

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has such a dirty job that it’s a wonder the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe isn’t following him around with a camera crew. Priebus, after all, has to serve as the apologist for Rep. Allen West of Florida, a “tea party” favorite …