About The Lede

The Lede is an opinion website focused on political, cultural and social commentary. The views expressed on this site are solely those of its authors. Unless otherwise noted, the images on this site do not belong to The Lede, and are shared for their news value.


Isaiah Webster III is a thirty-something gay man with an affinity for liberal politics and older gentleman; his posts tend to be varied, intellectual and even mischievous. Though he’s a journalist by study, Isaiah works in public health and currently lives in Washington, D.C.


Richard J. Girth eschews political commentary, and prefers writing about sports, leisure and sex. He is chiefly preoccupied with the intersection of  news, history and cultural norms. Though born in Boston in the 1970s, Richard now lives in San Francisco.

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