Category Archives: Culture

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…

The Hard Right’s Admiration for a Very Stupid Man

Ideologically pure conservatives apparently are so desperate for heroes, so fed up with what they call the overreach of the federal government, that they have turned Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy into an American folk hero – a modern day no-nonsense cowboy who takes no guff; a 2014 version of John Wayne. Bundy, for those…

The Left’s Refusal to Evolve on Race

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Whenever you hear a liberal politician talk about race these days, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re not doing so in the context of issues like unemployment, inner-city violence, education, and the make-up of the American family – you know, discussions that could actually benefit minority communities. No, they’re typically just accusing Republicans and…

Why It’s Sad to Watch the Bush/Clinton Friendship

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On Monday, a large crowd attending the NCAA championship game in Arlington, Texas between Connecticut and Kentucky took a moment to loudly applaud an image displayed on the large video boards inside AT&T Stadium. It was of former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush seated next to each other in one of the…

Liberals Who Have Forgotten How to be Liberal

Let’s get something straight:  Liberals are the smart ones.  The tolerant ones.  The open-minded ones.  I know this because liberals are constantly telling me (and everyone else) how smart and tolerant and open-minded they are Except when they’re not. The other day Brendan Eich, the CEO of the tech company Mozilla, that created the web…