Satan’s Big Week

“This is the electronic equivalent of someone writing a letter to the editor,” John Coffee, a professor at Columbia Law School, said in an interview. “You are rewarded by publication, not by payment.” Continue reading

The Boss, Trayvon, America Is Still Waiting for Answers

The controversy over Trayvon Martin’s death continues as his father Tracy Martin, described “the police version of events in a meeting Wednesday with Washington Post reporters and editors,” and he told them “he did not believe the official account, which was conveyed to him two days after his 17-year-old son was … Continue reading

Putting the ‘cad’ in and taking the ‘bra’ off of ‘Abracadabra’

The “feminist” voice denouncing Bill Maher’s “misgyny” is one of the most misogynistic groups, arguably, to ever put on their culottes one shaved leg at a time. Seriously, NPR: THIS is who you put up as the “voice of women” against Bill Maher’s “misogyny”? (When she’s not appearing on Sean Hannity? Seriously?) Continue reading

Congressman Hustled Off Floor For Hoodie; Trayvon Martin Protest

A congressman was escorted off the House floor after donning a hooded sweatshirt in protest of the killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American Florida teen. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was forced off the House floor after giving a speech in which he denounced the sort of racial profiling which appears … Continue reading

What They Fought and Fight For

To our eyes, the whole grotesque notion of slavery seems impossible, and yet, while we turn our eyes away from the slavery-in-all-but-title exploitation of “illegal immigrants” in sweat shops and farm fields, we struggle to understand how an entire society could have pretended that the horror of slavery didn’t actually exist… Continue reading

Democrats Sees Bad Signs At High Court For Healthcare Reform Law

With at least much of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc “spoken for,” a pair of Democratic strategists say that they are not as optimistic as perhaps the Obama administration appears to be that the healthcare reform law will survive this week’s legal challenge at the high court. Oral arguments began … Continue reading

Athena and the Jurists

They’re already screaming about how their last shreds of freedom are being stripped from them (which is, frankly, immoderate and frightening language virtually guaranteed to overamp some poor lost soul who treasures his Second Amendment rights.) Continue reading

On Trayvon Martin… When Will It End

I’m a white woman from a small town in Massachusetts, but I spent 19 years living in Los Angeles. I raised my only child, my white daughter in inner city L.A. schools where she was a minority. Many of her school friends were black, many of my friends in L.A. are black with … Continue reading

Anger Is Not Enough

we need to focus our anger on gutless state legislators who talk tough and pass stupid and dangerous laws against women, against public safety, against science and education, against regulation and voting rights, against common sense and reason … Continue reading

‘Obamacare Is Working’

Its fate may be in the hands of the Supreme Court come Monday, but on Friday Democrats were not shy about defending the landmark 2010 healthcare reform law on the second anniversary of its enactment. While President Obama himself talked about healthcare reform Friday only in the form of a … Continue reading