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Ark. Paper Snubs Gay Couple

Won't publish engagement announcement

(Newser) - When Cody Renegar got engaged to his partner, he wanted to shout it from the rooftops—or at least announce it in his hometown paper. No dice, said the Northwest Arkansas Times. "There's a certain amount of validation that comes with putting it in the paper. You know,... More »

Obama Erred by Rushing News of bin Laden

'White House triumphalism' trumps good strategy, writes Jonah Goldberg

(Newser) - President Obama “couldn’t even wait until morning” to tell us about Osama bin Laden’s death—but even a day between the event and the announcement could have had big strategic benefits. There’s “a small college library” of information from bin Laden’s compound, the White... More »

SF Mayor Unveils Run for Calif. Gov on Twitterverse

(Newser) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made his candidacy for California governor official today with nary a word, the Chronicle reports—except on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Though Newsom plans to publicize his run with in-person appearances, an adviser called the old sort of announcement “passé.” The state’s... More »

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