The Golden State Split Proposal: What the 3 Californias Could Offer

The bid to split California into three separate states has gained an incredible amount of traction over the last few months, and this measure will now officially be on the November ballot. While there is still quite a bit of speculation coming from all sides, many are excited about the possibilities. Here is a closer look at just a few of the changes that may happen if this measure is voted through.… [Read more]

Prop. 8: Same Sex Marriage Legal (again) in California

The federal ban on recognising same-sex marriages is dead.

Earlier today the US Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. In another critical human and civil rights decision the high court  issued its ruling on Prop 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. In a vote of 5-4,  the court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal once again in the state of California.… [Read more]

Animal Cruelty: The story of a dog named Buddy

Even die-hard partisan pundits realize there are issues far more important than politicians gaffing despite the best efforts of their retinues of handlers, spin doctors, and well-heeled donors.

First of all, a title change is in order. Basset Hounds are not “dogs.” For the happily possessed who have ever been owned by a long, low, flop eared, often drooling, and stubborn pooch long ago bred by French monks with no sense of proportion, the Basset Hound is unique.… [Read more]

Tyranny of the Majority: Correcting the Narrative

Know why diversity’s so important?  It’s about more than just adding another feminine, Black, or gay face at the table, you know.

There are those proverbs that talk about the victor having the spoils, and about history being the victor’s nonobjective story — HIStory.  And there was an African proverb I ran across yesterday that read:  Until the lion has a chance to tell its story, the hunter will be glorified.… [Read more]