Category Archives: Culture

The Sting Route or the Kardashian Route?

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I’ve never been a big fan of The Police. Let me clarify right away that I’m talking about the rock band, not law enforcement officers. Sting’s musical stylings have just never impressed me the way they have many music lovers, and quite frankly the man himself has always kind of irritated me too. I think…

Are We Really the UNITED States of America Anymore?

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that liberals are blaming President George W. Bush for the chaos that is tearing Iraq apart while conservatives are blaming President Barack Obama, who they say inherited a fledgling democracy and did nothing while the country slid into a religious civil war. They’re both right. President Bush started the fire by…

Hillary Clinton and Income Inequality

It looks like we won’t be hearing much about income inequality from Hillary Clinton when she runs for president. And that’s too bad. Sure, it would be fun to hear Hillary drone on and on the way liberal Democrats do about how unfair it is that the rich have so much and the poor don’t….

Frackquake! The Death of the ‘Natural’ Disaster

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Last Saturday night, I was watching a little television in my living room when a I suddenly felt a powerful, physical force seemingly press against the outside walls of my house. It was as if an explosion had gone off somewhere close by, though no sound accompanied it other than that of the tension that…

The Audacity and Betrayal of Thinking Differently

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When it comes to the world of politics, there are times when an shady act can fairly be categorized as a betrayal. It usually comes in the form of someone choosing expediency over principle. An off-the-cuff example of this would be former Florida governor Charlie Crist repeatedly switching party affiliations and throwing political allies under…

An Angry Feminist Links Movies to Murder

This space is usually reserved for columns I write. Not this time.  Today, I’m posting a piece by Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday. It’s a column that links the recent murders in Santa Barbara to supposedly sexist movies made in Hollywood by “white men.”  I’m posting it in this space because this is something…

Is Doug Heffernan in the Oval Office?

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I used to watch The King of Queens with my wife from time to time. Though it wasn’t one of our favorite sitcoms, it was usually good for some laughs. The star of the show, Kevin James, did a great job of portraying loveable delivery driver Doug Heffernan. Heffernan was a fun character because in…

Liberal Authoritarians on Campus

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund was supposed to speak at the Smith College graduation – until she was disinvited. Her offense, according to a student petition: Representing an organization that runs “directly against Smith’s values to stand in unity with equality for all women, regardless of race, ethnicity or…