Category Archives: Advocacy

Another Crusader wants to judge us

Wendy Vitter: I cannot imagine a clearer example of the current GOP/DJT agenda to stack the federal judiciary with right-wing activist judges. I mean she’s already an *actual activist* for the far right!! And this LIFETIME APPOINTMENT would be her … Continue reading

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“Newspaper Movie” insults copy editors, but that’s OK — we’re used to it

OK yes, this Seth Meyers parody is funny and essentially spot-on. One obligatory quibble: The bit diminishing the copy editor is a disservice to this incredibly important step in the process. It’s only a little bit about getting the grammar … Continue reading

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Um, actually, you’re not such a ‘nice guy’

An acquaintance of mine was speaking about #metoo and the Aziz Ansari story about the grey area where men pester until a woman gives grudging consent. She proferred that all men have been guilty of putting this pressure on women, … Continue reading

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Activist journalism wins over civil forfeiture — for once

We need some good news this morning. I am so glad to see there is a happy ending to this case of potentially heartbreaking injustice. There is no erasing in this man’s unnecessary trauma at the hands of those sworn … Continue reading

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Even in a Jones endorsement, it’s still about Moore?

When charisma and entertainment are the most important values in campaigning today, here’s what you get: A weak-sauce local endorsement that’s 3/4 “vote against the disgusting, offensive, embarrassing bad guy,” and at best 1/4 “vote for the good, solid, qualified … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee’s legacy is not ‘honorable,’ John Kelly

Here’s a catalogue of evils, succinctly put, regarding the Civil War / “Lost Cause” narrative — which is lies upon lies. But its promulgators are running at least 2/3 of the government right now and perhaps, soon, all three. We … Continue reading

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a proto feminist icon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Last night, I watched the final scene of Bride of Frankenstein. Can you believe the Bride only appears in the final 5 minutes? Within mere minutes, Elsa Lanchester created an indelible character — literally an instant worldwide icon. … Continue reading

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