Storytelling Drag Queens — Coming Soon to a Public Library Near You

This month, the Maricopa County Library District canceled an event at their annual LibraryCon called “Reading With the Queens.” The event, in which three drag queens were to read diversity and tolerance-themed stories to children, was canceled by the Library District’s administration citing it had “no connection to the spirit of the LibraryCon event” and didn’t meet their story time program guidelines. One of the drag performers believed the cancellation to be based on discrimination: It’s disheartening but we are stereotyped. So Drag Queens don’t want to be stereotyped? Who knew? While many are puzzled by the concept of pairing

A Conservative Defense of Betsy DeVos

Since her confirmation in February of this year, Betsy DeVos has had a hard time finding her footing as America’s newest Education Secretary — a situation made so obvious in her recent Politico profile that Salon magazine immediately hit the presses to posit her early departure with its initial headline, “DeVos Expected To Resign.” In fact, from the point that Jeb Bush suggested her for the top post through her historic tie-breaking confirmation vote by Vice President Pence, DeVos has enjoyed a very narrow band of support, made evident by the lack of real public pushback against the constant carping