We, as a society

Last year, about this time, we were talking about Radley Balko’s report of a SWAT raid in Missouri. It was a horrifying video with children being endangered, pets being shot, and a small amount of marijuana being found. That was May 5th, 2010. It is now May 30th, 2011. Here is a post from Radley Balko in…

Blasphemy, Culture, and Reasonable Arguments

In 1988, Martin Scorsese directed The Last Temptation of Christ. This resulted in much controversy. Thomas Lindlof wrote a book called _Hollywood Under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars_ that does a very good job describing the various protests that followed the announcement, production, and release of this movie. In 1989,…

Lex Luthor Is My President

It looks like Superman is going to renounce his US citizenship in Action Comics #900. (I wonder if Clark Kent will keep his…) In any case, Superman is tired of having his actions seen as instruments of US Policy. Which is fair enough, I suppose. Personally, I am interested in seeing where the storyline goes or…