Same To You, Justice Scalia.

Did Fat Tony just give us all the bird? Well, yes and no. No, he didn’t do this publicly — as far as we know — but, yes, he’s been giving the USA the bird since 1986 when President Reagan appointed him to the Supreme Court.… [Read more]

The Everything Comes Up Benghazi Addiction

In that all too rare occurrence called “bi-partisanship,” the Obama Administration tried exercising it in its usual form, that of Secretary of Defense. Just when we thought we had found a passable fit in former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), the ugly head of “Party of No” obstructionism for its own sake rears its head. Oh, but don’t call if a filibuster.… [Read more]

The Paul Ryan Pick: Sometimes “Bold” can be Downright Dumb

“’I think it’s a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It’s going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,’ said former President George W. Bush senior adviser Mark McKinnon.”

Bold can be a good thing, it can be an interesting thing, but it’s not always a smart thing.  … [Read more]

In Defense of Reason Part 6: Independent of Principle

On Friday June 22, 2012 Nick Gillespie, the editor-in-chief of reason.com and self-described libertarian, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and criticized both Maher and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC for their supposed liberal bias. While discussing the political scandal known as Fast and Furious, Gillespie asserted that “[liberals] would always take the side of a Democrat over a Republican.” The inability of Maher and Maddow to convincingly respond to Gillespie’s critique has caused several conservative commentators, including Noel Sheppard of newsbusters.org, to claim that liberals have finally been exposed as peddlers of propaganda.… [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]