Some Listen, Some Don’t

As is often the case, The Onion captured the bitter zeitgeist with a dead-on headline that read: Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First. Very few people are in favor of random violence for its own sake. But what we've seen the past few nights in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and elsewhere is far from "random violence." A Riot Is The Language of...

Former KKK Grand Lizard David Duke Endorses Donald Trump

Surprising approximately no one: I’ve said from the beginning I think his campaign is good in the sense that it’s bringing these issues to a discussion which we have to have in America. And he’s continuing to move the envelope further and I think he understands the real sentiment of America.   Now, I certainly believe that one can’t always choose one’s supporters, and that...

You Are What You Think (And Read)

On this particularly bleak morning-after, if you want your blood to boil, you can read Darren Wilson explain why he killed Michael Brown. Or you could simply skip it. You already know what it says. You’ve heard every word before, in other situations that are all too similar.Instead, it isn’t just recommended, it’s necessary for us - especially if you are white - to go back to...

White Riot

In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, and after yesterday's riot following the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, THIS. Every. Goddamn. Word. Of. It. ------------------ **UPDATE, 7/31** I missed this last night. In fact, I missed it right up until someone posted it on Twitter just now, but Chris Hayes had the above Gawker article's author, Cord Jefferson, on All In last night to do a little...

Sotomayor Nomination Draws Hypocritical "Racist" Cries

I guess approximately no one's surprised that the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter has elicited the usual cries of "judicial activist" and whatnot from the right wing. But I'm starting to believe that either the knuckle-dragging wing of that party has gotten a whole heck of a lot stupider over the course of the Bush years (definitely not...