Emotional Correctness in Politics

Sally Kohn and Emotional Correctness in Politics

Friday, April 18, 2014

We need to reverse the “outrage machine” we see in politics, but how? One idea that is picking up steam is “emotional correctness.” It is the brain child of Sally Kohn, a liberal pundit at Fox News.

Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize

Edward Snowden and the Pulitzer Prize

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This past Monday, the jury of the Pulitzer Prize gave the public service award to The Guardian and the Washington Post for their groundbreaking articles on the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities.

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Fox News, Ann Coulter, and the Outrage Machine

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The terrifyingly successful Fox News franchise, among others, has helped to make American media (on both sides) into a pathetic joke. The conservative media, in particular, is plagued by a lack of commitment to providing the recipient with real facts

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The Battle of Bunkerville: Revolution 2.0?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Has the second American Revolution begun? If you believe the militiamen that attended last week’s “Battle of Bunkerville” in Nevada, it’s here and they have won the first conflict.

American Legislative Exchange Council, cartoon

Knowing the Enemy: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Monday, April 14, 2014

The damage the Heritage Foundation has done at the national level can only be equaled by what the American Legislative Exchange Council has done at the state level. The two work very differently, but ALEC is much more dangerous.

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The Two Cheney Defense of Torture

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Cheney Clan still won’t give in to reality or public opinion, especially when it comes to waterboarding. It’s amazing to me that anyone can even defend the practice, let alone claim that it’s not torture.

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Guns in America: Freedom from the Fear of Firearms

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You are not a bad guy because you own a gun. But if you’re fighting for the rights of “bad guys with guns,” then you can’t call yourself the good guy. Arguments and attitudes need to be reachable on both sides of this issue.

Gender Pay Gap, cartoon

The Gender Pay Gap… From a Woman’s Point of View

Friday, April 11, 2014

I am speechless and outraged by Republicans who blocked legislation meant to close the gender pay gap. There are several repercussions that women face when making only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men.

Lyndon Johnson signing Civil Rights Act

Celebrating 50 Years of the Civil Rights Act

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today President Obama will be giving the keynote address at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. An event that will commemorate one of the landmark pieces of legislation in the battle against discrimination, the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Why Brendan Eich’s Resignation from Mozilla Matters

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brendan Eich, having been Mozilla CEO for scarcely two weeks, has elected to step down from his position. This change comes amid a firestorm of controversy over his past decision to donate $1000 in support of California Ballot Proposition 8 in 2008.