Pictures are very often worth much more than 1,000 words, and something about this one, as the rumors of Clinton being on the verge of becoming Obama’s Secretary of State appear to be true, is oddly reassuring. Despite all the heated rhetoric of the primary season, I share Sullivan’s slightly cynical take on it: The … Continue reading Game Changers
This morning’s sustained exhilaration has been tempered somewhat by the remnants of intolerance as it appears California has narrowly passed Proposition 8, stripping gay couples of the right to marry, largely on the strength of opposition from blacks who voted for it by more than a 2:1 margin. Arizona and Florida passed similar bans, the … Continue reading A Beautiful Day
[Liveblogging throughout the day, because I want to remember as much of this as possible…] 11:45pm: Wow. President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. Drop the “elect” and it rolls off the tongue. I’m kind of speechless, actually. It’s all over but the big speech; a speech that, after a string of amazing speeches, will be the biggest … Continue reading This is the moment
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY] RIP: Madelyn Dunham, October 26, 1922 – November 3, 2008 [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEFgHskgOFQ] “A quiet hero”, indeed. May your grandson, and America itself, do you proud.
There’s a bit of a tempest in a teapot happening over at Montclair State University thanks to a “controversial” episode of the Keith Knight comic strip, The K Chronicles, that was published last week in the student newspaper, the Montclarion, and included the word “nigger”. Twice! Well, kind of… Seemingly lost on most of those … Continue reading Apology Unnecessary