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...

The Continued Trampling of Civil Liberties

In the absurdly prolonged run up to the 2012 elections, the media has been chock full of stories about the continuing Great Recession and who has the best plan to reverse the frightening downward spiral of the American economy. As often happens in such a tense domestic political landscape, less attention has been paid to...

Obama is NOT going to purchase Kate Hepburn’s house – but he should

I spend roughly half of the year in Old Saybrook, CT. It’s quiet, relatively safe, and I have few problem about the town. (My biggest complaint is the intrusive, rude, and unprofessional police department. But, I digress.) In this small community, rumors of Barack Obama purchasing property in the borough of Fenwick. However, theseare unfounded:...