Perpetual Damage Control

Politics, Social Issues

As Maddow aptly concludes, this conversation will be closely studied in the present and future, if not directly shown to journalism students. I really think this is one of the most important dialogues between the US left and right since The Great Divide, we’ll call it, aka. The 2016 Election. If Republicans were thinking a […]

The Sea of Red: The Future of the Democratic Party

Politics, Social Issues

The 2016 Presidential Election was an unpleasantly shocking experience. For those of us on the left, this has been a stark reminder of the George W Bush days when we marked a reputation for ourselves that has left an everlasting stain on the world’s conscience, and now we seem to have re-initiated such a dark […]

Getting at what Matters

Human Behavior, Politics, Social Issues

The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should never be forgotten, especially the circumstances leading up to it. Although it has been said before, there was much more than race involved in that terrible event. These problems strike at the heart of what it is to be human. In such moments, the darkness […]

The Essence of Politics

Graphic Arts, Literature, Politics, Social Issues
Updated:
An obese woman talks to a friend about unfair medical treatment

I was very privileged to have a brief Twitter conversation with Alli Kirkham, one of the many thoughtful, talented, and concerned contributors at Everyday Feminism. It was my first visit to that site, as I had been informed of the Politically Incorrect Man comic after seeing it reviewed by the Amazing Atheist. Like most things […]

Thoughtful Dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges

Politics
Updated:

Like all Supreme Court opinions, the Obergefell v. Hodges case is a required romp. Like the Windsor case, I gather that Kennedy was the author in order to give the decision a more neutral voice, and the majority opinion was intentionally much shorter than the dissent following. I think it was a good call to […]

Where did cable TV come from?

Literature, Politics
Updated:

The ABC vs. Aereo Supreme Court case opinion was a very intriguing read. Breyer, J. recounts the history of cable television, CATV. I have vague recollections of community access television, but it turns out that they started as giant antennas that picked up other public channels from very far away, and eventually from very very […]

American History: Anita Hill

Politics, Social Issues
Updated:

I have absolutely no idea where I was when this scandal broke. I did not even know it existed until about five or so years ago, when Anita Hill was making yet another comeback after Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia, called Ms. Hill out of the blue and asked her to apologize, subsequently apologizing herself for […]

Such tenacity

Politics, Social Issues
Updated:
There's no reasoning with this dude

I have total appreciation for Masha and Nadia’s bravery, but if they keep taunting Russia to re-incarcerate them, their country will certainly oblige them. I hope Pussy Riot’s most outspoken members consider the consequences of this. They are sure to be more productive out of jail. Even if you compared their actions to those of, […]

Awareness is key

Human Behavior, Politics
Updated:

News outlets have been focusing more attention on the rampant sexual assault issues plaguing our armed forces. The worse accounts I’ve heard involve people who were supposedly in charge of preventing sexual assault engaging in such deplorable behavior themselves. One of the most talked about, and confusing, cases involves four men at Maryland’s Naval Academy […]

“We agree, Mr. President. Wait… what am I saying?”

Politics

From what I can tell by the response of Democratic and Republican Congesspeople, the legislature and the executive are go on attacking Syria. Several members of our legislature, on the left and right, have made clear that they prefer a timetable, but they still acknowledge that the actual consequences of such an action are uncertain […]