NPR asks an interesting question. One that seems to come up every election season with increasing alacrity. Can Hip-Hop Change The Style Of Politics? I have to say that my suspicion is no. Hip hop, like many other things with a following and with celebrity backing, can have an impact on changing public opinion. Sure, […]
Proving once again the irresistible allure of Barack Obama, Twitter has announced they will scrap the 140-character tweet limit for the President’s upcoming Twitter town hall. Now let’s see if he can use that mojo to raise a more important limit: the debt ceiling. Props: Death + Taxes
Rolling Stone has a slideshow illustrating how the same GOP talking points are repeated throughout the day by hosts and pundits on Fox News. If it wasn’t clear before, it’s undeniable now: Fox News is propaganda. (Image credit: BlueRobot)
This is shocking to me: according to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, all of Richard Nixon’s crimes against him would be legal if committed today. That includes burglarizing my former psychoanalyst’s office (for material to blackmail me into silence), warrantless wiretapping, using the CIA against an American citizen in the US, […]
A little bit of both, probably. But good for her, I guess, for sacrificing her job for something she believes in.
Roger Ebert has called this – Grand Rapids’ response to being named one of America’s dying cities – “the greatest music video ever made”. It’s hard not to agree.
One of the true greats. Rest in peace. The real question is: was the revolution televised?
The recent tragedy in Arizona has reignited the debate about the role of guns in American society. Frankly, I don’t understand the pro-gun argument; it seems wrong on several levels. Here are my thoughts on the usual pro-gun talking points, and why I think society would be better off without firearms. If you’re more familiar […]
The website Instapundit, in a recent post, equates communists to Nazis. “Communists are as bad as Nazis,” the post argues, “and their defenders and apologists are as bad as Nazis’ defenders, but far more common. When you meet them, show them no respect. They’re evil, stupid, and dishonest. They should not enjoy the consequences of […]
Taxes are a contentious thing in America, seemingly more so than in any other western country. Despite the advice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who famously described them as the cost of civilization, Americans detest all forms of taxation – especially on income. And the idea that President Obama has raised income taxes seems to be […]