(A note to the editors, if you wanted to embed this video to aid in the digestion of this post, 'twould be alright...) Louis C.K has a bit (referenced above) about 'Indians'... It goes something like this: White Man sails to … [Read more...]
This Is What I Think of When I Think of “Identity Liberalism”…
And I think the greatest achievements of "Identity Liberalism" were, first, the Emancipation Proclamation, and then the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. These are all the root documents of 'identity liberalism.' They are there not because … [Read more...]
To do list:
To Do List... Remainder 2016: get a grip -- Some combination of prayer, scotch and B.B. King. Thanksgiving: -- Stock up valium to slip into Uncle Teddy's 7&7 so as to get … [Read more...]
The vote that counts is the vote that is cast.
I sometimes think that America, with all its swagger and bravado, its fetishizing of the individual and individuality, is the poorest choice for a democracy. But then I think I may have it backwards: that the bravado and the mythologizing … [Read more...]
The United Kingdom, 1707-2016. RIP
In the history of Europe few things have been as transparently good as the day the Berlin Wall came down: freedom -- personal, cultural and economic -- was to be had and a bright new world was created... a world in which walls came … [Read more...]
Other People’s Thinking…
Clarence Thomas writes in his autobiography My Grandfathers Son about his views of his legal alma mater, Yale, and the Juris Doctorate they bestowed upon him; I peeled a fifteen-cent sticker off a package of cigars and stuck it on the … [Read more...]
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is Dead.
CNN is reporting that 79 year old Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in West Texas. He, apparently, died in his sleep. I was not a fan, but nevertheless offer prayers and sympathy to those who did love him (and everybody … [Read more...]
Black Lives Matter, Baltimore edition: what really happened to Freddie Gray.
There was, you might remember, over a week of protests and violence in Baltimore MD at the end of April of this year. The precipitating events were, first the coma, and then the death of a man, Freddie Gray, while in police custody … [Read more...]
Womens World Cup. US v Japan. Sunday
For those of you unaware ('cause it's not on ESPN, it's on Fox Sports) the US Women's National Team has, for the fourth consecutive time, made it to the World Cup finals. They will play Japan who 'defeated' England after a heartbreaking … [Read more...]
Hoorah for “Hollywood”
A lot has been said recently about the so-called "Hollywood' film credit. BMG's own esteemed ryepower12 has even gone so far as to posit the choice as between "hollywood" and the MBTA. Rather stark that. I had begun to formulate a reply … [Read more...]
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