How George Will Celebrates the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Because, as everyone knows, learning tolerance and not throwing your garbage where it will poison others are impediments to literacy and learning. Here’s some more to whet your whistle: “Higher education, from which much of such diversity and sensitivity nonsense trickles down, cries poverty while spending lavishly on administrative overhead irrelevant to its teaching and research missions …” Continue reading

Enter The Quick Buck Artiste

I might make the mistake of suggesting that we not use an event of which we have zero personal experience to blow moral exhaust past our cylinders and really blow out those pistons, but that suggestion has never been met with so much as civility, and so I bravely take up my torch to morally judge others. Continue reading

Weathering a Blizzard of News Media Bravado

Ginger Zee is an ABC News weather person. She’s 32 years old, has a B.S. in meteorology, and says even in high school she wanted to be a TV network weatherperson. Not a scientist in a lab studying and analyzing weather, but a TV weather person. For more than a … Continue reading

Don’t Believe The Hype! GOP Trying to Change Their Image on the Fly

I find it amazing that not four weeks ago the Republican Party was trying their best to convince the American people that Mitt Romney was the next great president of the United States.  The Republicans even compared Romney to their patron saint, President Ronald Reagan.  Republican pundits and political leaders … Continue reading

How To ‘Not Get It’ About Race, Part LXVII

But when your only power base in the congress — the House of Representatives–ONLY appoints white men to committee chairMANships (and, late-breaking, a sudden replanting of a woman to head a committee on ‘ethics’ she’s never served on), what in hell do you think you’re saying that a black RNC chairman is going to negate?
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Let’s Not Turn The Clock Back on Women

While both candidates are working hard and heavy to court the woman’s vote, I personally believe that the candidate that will deliver more for women, including income equality, jobs, education, the right to choice, privacy and health care, is Barack Obama. Mitt Romney will turn back the clock on women’s … Continue reading

A Streetcar Named Reform

The Supreme Court has (predictably) expanded police powers broadly, ruling broadly in a case involving strip searches and jail visits, to expand all police’s rights to strip searches (including cavity searches) of anyone for just about any violation — including, as Justice Breyer notes in his dissent, a traffic offense:… Continue reading

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