Category Archives: Culture

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…

If Donald Sterling Can Lose His Job for Racist Remarks Uttered in Private, Why Can’t You?

So Donald Sterling got what amounts to the death sentence.  Banned for life by the NBA.  His ugly remarks are proof, as I’ve said before, not that racism is alive and well in America, but rather that racism is on its last leg.  The man has been publicly branded a pariah.  The American people have…

The Good News about Racism in America

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way:  Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, is an old fool – a bigoted old fool to be precise. But despite what you may hear, he isn’t proof that racism is alive and well in America.  If he’s proof of anything, it’s…

Risk and Reward Has Become a Kick in the Head

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Last month, when a train conductor in Peru kicked a 22 year-old, Canadian backpacker in the head, he probably believed he was teaching the young man a valuable lesson: Don’t stand so close to the train tracks when a train is coming through. As it turns out, that wasn’t at all the lesson learned by…