Suspending Mark Halperin was stupid
This morning, TIME editor and MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin said President Obama had been “kind of a dick” in his press conference on the budget yesterday. Halperin, it seemed, wasn’t aware that his comments were on air, and he only made them after being goaded by hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Once he realized what had happened, he offered a rather abject apology,...
Mac McClelland: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My... →
I’m late with this, but you owe it to yourself to read Mother Jones super-reporter Mac McClelland’s harrowing account of the post-traumatic stress disorder she developed while covering human rights in decimated Haiti, and how she began working through it. It’s raw, uncensored, and powerful. And definitely not for the faint of heart.
‘Pearl Harbor,’ the movie? Arguably worse than the invasion itself.– Comedian Marc Maron. Since Michael Bay has a new movie coming out this week(?), I figured this was apropos.
Bachmann Fans Now Editing Wikipedia To Please Dear... →
For more on this phenomenon, please see Nineteen Eighty-Four. (Source: Oliver Willis)
The Same Sex Marriage tell
Generally speaking, conservatives have been pretty mute about New York’s recent legalization of same sex marriage. This is both expected and a bit surprising — expected because there never was a good argument against allowing the government to recognize same sex unions as marriages, and surprising because based on what many conservatives said beforehand (and before the repeal of...
[W]e have long recognized that it is difficult to distinguish politics from...– Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn., the Supreme Court case striking down that reasserts the unconstitutionality a California law that would have made it illegal to sell violent video games to children.