About Jamie Kirchick

James Kirchick is an assistant editor of The New Republic and is a columnist for the Washington Blade and Washington Examiner.

Rosie O’Donell: Bad For The Gays (And Everyone Else, Too)

Rosie O’Donell: Bad For The Gays (And Everyone Else, Too)
By November 6, 2007

Over the summer, I implored "Old Rosie" to come back. You remember her: "The Queen of Nice" who shot Koosh balls into her studio audience. The closest we ever came to learning about her sex life (thankfully), was her ridiculous … Read More

Schumer’s Strategy

By November 5, 2007

Ruminating to the New York Observer about his party's prospects come 2008, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chuck Schumer dropped this prediction: Bombing Iran, says Chuck Schumer, would be a big political loser for Republican candidates in 2008. “It would … Read More

The Audacity of Amateurs

By November 5, 2007

My buddy Chris Crain, former editor of the Washington Blade, expresses disappointment with my latest column in said newspaper, which accused Barack Obama of employing a Nixonian "Southern Strategy" to win over black, socially conservative southern voters by refusing to … Read More

“A Dangerous Fanatic”

By November 2, 2007

That's how The American Prospect's Sam Boyd characterizes Ayaan Hirsi Ali, more accurately described (IMHO) by the Jerusalem Post's Caroline Glick (and seconded by Ron Rosenbaum) as "The Bravest, Most Remarkable Woman of Our Times." Anne Appelbaum recently called her … Read More

In Further Defense of “Islamofascism”

By October 31, 2007

My co-blogger Ali Eteraz has published a thoughtful critique to my post in defense of the word "Islamofascism" to describe the Islamic fascist enemy. But he does not provide much in the way of argument to oppose the use of … Read More

Meet Mr. Gay International

Meet Mr. Gay International
By October 30, 2007

I don't really get the point of the "Mr. Gay International" tournament (where's the "Mr. Straight International" competition), but feast your eyes upon the current holder of the crown, Mr. Nathan Shaked of Tel Aviv.   Mr. Shaked is a … Read More

On “Islamofascism”

By October 29, 2007

Last seen preciously explaining why "[t]he discussion of [Che] Guevara is still divisive and complicated, years after his death, and it should be," the good folks over at Campus Progress have launched a jihad on use of the word "Islamofascism." … Read More

Cancel The Trip To Singapore

By October 25, 2007

Singapore will forever occupy a distinct and sexually enticing place in the minds of many a Gay American. I was only a 4th grader at the time, but I distinctly remember the caning of Michael Fay, who received the brutal … Read More