Doug Ire­land has been writ­ing about pow­er, pol­i­tics and the media since 1977. A for­mer colum­nist for the Vil­lage Voice, the New York Observ­er and the Paris dai­ly Libéra­tion, among oth­ers, his arti­cles have appeared every­where from The Nation to Van­i­ty Fair to POZ. Hes a con­tribut­ing edi­tor of In These Times. He can be reached through his blog, DIRE­LAND.
Culture
The Barney Frank Story
Not your average left-handed, gay, Jewish congressman.
Culture
Queer Prehistory
The gay-rights movement did not begin with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
Culture
The Real History of a Radical
Putting I.F. Stone in perspective.
Culture
Iran’s History Comes Out
A new book brilliantly details the evolution of gender and sexuality from pre-modern Persia to the 20th century.
Feature
The Royal Road to Irrelevance
The 'French Hillary' is squandering the Socialists' presidential hopes
Culture
The Tragedy of Gary Webb
Hounded out of Journalism and pushed to suicide, the Gary Webb story is a cautionary tale about the dangers in speaking truth to power
Dispatch
Iran Exports Anti-Gay Pogrom to Iraq
Culture
The Lies of Bernard-Henri Lévy
Dispatch
Irans Anti-Gay Pogrom
American gay rights groups are ignoring systematic persecution in the Islamic Republic
Culture
Vidal—Never More Vital
Culture
Wildes Second Coming Out
Feature
Carte Blanche
Congress capitulates to Bush’s call for war
Feature
Dithering Democrats
The November forecast looks gloomy.
Viewpoint
Homeland Insecurity
Feature
‘New’ FBI, Same Old Problems
Feature
Pim’s Misfortune
Only in death did this Dutch dandy become a darling of American conservatives.
Dispatch
Downright Shocking
Rising neofascism in France
Feature
Right Again
Le Pen’s Strong Showing Leaves the French Left in Disarray
Feature
Bad Posture
Bush’s new nukes and far-flung bases take the war into a dangerous new phase.
Feature
Europe’s Right Turn
Feature
Liberty on the Defensive
Feature
History Lessons
What Bush should have learned from the Cold War
Feature
The Road Ahead
It's only going to get worse.
Feature
LOYAL OPPOSITION
Why the Democrats will get trounced in 2002
Dispatch
Ready Freddy?
Ferrer wins NYC mayoral primary but faces a tough runoff against Mark Green.
Feature
The Long War
Bush's crusade has no end in sight
Feature
TAKING THE BAIT
Bush is giving bin Laden the war he wants