Americans constantly re-elect a congress they despise, and they hold other contradictory views too. We are still deeply uncomfortable with this whole democracy thing.
Many states across the US have historic liquor laws dating back centuries. Are they still relevant in 2016?
Racism can be a direct consequence of excluding race as a factor when you make judgments
Mercury, apparently, recently came out of retrograde.
This Week: Cities, Health, Education, Science, Crime, and Film!
In order for hate crime laws to not succumb to the slippery slope, you need to pick a place to say “No.” The Blue Lives Matter laws are that place.
Dad Bods are earned, not borned.
Everyone surrenders to the darkness eventually.
“Expect to be called a demogogue, but dont be a demogogue.”
The New Republic always was a bunch of counterrevolutionaries…
We could have asked the bartender to change the channel.
But we didn’t.
Elizabeth and Russell discuss civility.
In the beginning was the command line… and it’s still here.
Is Italy about to get a sane government?
In which Burt Likko attempts to solve two problems at once: raising money to keep the bills paid around here, and tapping the brilliant minds here to address the most important questions left in the 2016 Presidential primary season.
From Old Navy to Ghostbusters, corporations love when we “fight” over their products.
Crime & Punishment & More…
A serious bleg: Can someone who follows Texas politics explain what’s going on with its state’s GOP platform?
A non-Superhero themed movie review. Warning: Contains Mel Gibson.
On class mobility.
This week: Religion, Money, Education, Nature, and Comics!
This week is fired.
I asked my GOP Twitter followers to pick their least favorite of four Democrats. These are the results:
Well, are they?
The Russians are laughing at us…
In Which I Throw Water On Enthusiasm
A same-sex couple in Louisville says a Catholic cemetery is discriminating against their tombstone request. Is this the slippery slope we were warned about?
Where one generation has honored traditions, the generation at hand is whimsical, unorthodox, and living in a fantasy world that may be likened to a saloon, gaining the reputation of “anything goes” over the years. But anything does not go. It shan’t not go.
Sometimes mental illnesses have been metaphorically described as “demons.” “Mental illness” may well be a metaphor too. As I have concluded, there is truth in metaphor.
Psychopaths and hyphenated names…
Back when professional sports weren’t yet the big dogs.
It’s time to stop asking for policy promises from political candidates, and it’s time for candidates to stop making them.
Nero vs the Southern Avenger!
Confessions of a public scribbler
The Winter Soldier or The Return of Mani
The transformational discussion about race that wasn’t.