Will Floralia be affected by Fishbowl, Tent Dance cancellations?

A lot has been said about yesterday’s disappointing announcement that the senior tradition of “Fishbowl” was officially cancelled. (The College Voice has already published a great round-up for those who may have missed the controversy.) There have been many reactions to the announcement, my favorite of which came from Andrew Nathanson ’13: I used to...

Family Institute of Connecticut outlines disgusting 2012 agenda

When the Family Institute of Connecticut takes a break from making bathroom jokes or mocking dead transgender people, one can find them causing all sorts of unnecessary hoopla. They released a rough outline of their 2012 agenda to their email supporters yesterday and, it basically keeps of their age-old tradition of making socially progressive legislation sound over 9,000 times worse than it...

Republicans versus innocent Chinese citizens

Republican Pete Hokestra is running against Democrat Debbie Stabenow in Minnesota for senate. Despite both voting for the original $700 Bush bailout and trillions of dollars of deficit spending, the Hokestra campaign released this unbelievable advertisement: While Hokestra has the right to spend absurd amounts of money on racist ads that run during the Super Bowl, he’s hardly the only...

M.I.A. raises a good point – censorship is unnecessary

Alyssa Rosenberg got it right last night: People apparently want to know if I have thoughts on M.I.A. flipping the bird at the end of her verse. So here they are: I think it’s exactly the kind of bland, predictable, wannabe-controversial-but-utterly-predictable-and-meaning-free thing she would do, and as such, essentially unworthy of notice or comment. She expounded on this...