Category Archives: Culture

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…

DNC Chair: Criminalizing Non-consensual Abortion Limits Reproductive Rights

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Imagine a man successfully terminating the pregnancy of a woman he impregnated by giving her an abortion pill disguised as an antibiotic. That horrific scenario played out in the state of Florida last year when John Andrew Welden forged a prescription for misoprostol, relabeled it as amoxicillin, and convinced his then girlfriend that she had…

After ‘Doomsday’ Sequester Cuts, Only One Person Laid Off; Do You Care?

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President Obama told the country that it would “add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls.” And just in case the media, Republicans, or anyone else among the American public thought he was exaggerating, he made it clear that he wasn’t. “This is not an abstraction,” the president added. “People will lose their…

Rutgers … and More Evidence of Liberal Intolerance

Condoleezza Rice was supposed to be the guest speaker this month at the Rutgers University graduation ceremonies in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She won’t be there.  Eighty- eight days after she accepted the invitation, she said thanks but no thanks. When it was announced that she had been chosen to speak at graduation and receive…