League alum Jamelle Bouie has been committing journalism in Ferguson for the last week. His most recent piece, placing the events of the last two weeks in both a local and historical context, is...
Please scream inside your heart
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, white America rushes to focus on the canard that the real underlying problem is police equipment, random bad apples with authority issues, and basically anyone who isn’t us.
by Tod Kelly
We have met the enemy, and the enemy is the private citizen.
Season 2, Episode 22: “The Fall of Night”
In Professor Hanley’s post on income inequality, Gabriel Conroy vexed frustration about how the term middle class was overbroad to the point of uselessness. Our would be Dubliner wrote: ‘I’m also wary of the...
In my inequality post, Snarky McSnarkSnark writes, The elevation of the “economic man” over the “social man” in our political and cultural thinking has led us increasingly away for our own core nature. I...
Don’t underestimate how important it is for a victim to appear faultless.
Ferguson has placed in stark relief the fact that the police view themselves as an independent authority unbeholden and unanswerable to either the people or their elected representatives.
This post is inspired by Hanley’s post on inequality and LWA’s comments about whether materialist desires are making all of us really unhappy. LWA wrote: “I’ve written a bit here how I do believe...
If I may veer off into some political territory, let me just say that the trailer for the movie “Let’s Be Cops” struck me as kinda tasteless way back in June when I first saw it.
With the help of other bloggers, James Hanley explains why this guy isn’t as poor as you think he is, and neither is the middle class.
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Did you ever see a piano march?
The fine line between hero/good Samaritan and busybody/stalker.
…Possibly without much foundation.