Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.
Don’t call it a comeback, they have been at it for years. #Calexit has returned.
Conservatives especially would do well to remember that a core principle of their alleged beliefs is personal accountability. If conservatives or anyone else hope to attract people to hearing them out, a fully developed sense of handling unfairness in a constructive way is key.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
Resumption of involvement in existing hostilities.
The Nation of Islam is anti-semitic, conspiratorial and destructive but we should examine their impact with the same willingness to understand allocated to Trump voters and the alt-Right.
The spot heard around the country
So I’ve seen both Black Panther and Death Wish over the space of a couple of days. I came to the conclusion that, for different reasons, it wouldn’t be possible to talk about either one of these movies without talking about politics, politics, and more politics. So this, officially, despite the category label, is *NOT* a Mindless Diversions post. (That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to follow the regular site rules in comments, though.) Also, spoilers within.
What if the emerging consensus is wrong?
Complicated things are complicated, and advocacy press releases shouldn’t be reprinted as news.
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
They’ve got the power, let’s see what they do with it in the clinch.
PS: Is my image too subtle?
Tipping point. An idea whose time has come. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of history.
Grading Trump’s first year, with an assist from sabermetrics.
A critical analysis of German grand strategy during the period 1933-1945.
A look at California’s new anti-anti-immigration law.
The fake but accurate legends of intrigue emanating from the Trump Administration
Some musings on the Hawaiian missile attack that wasn’t
Michael Wolff’s The Fire and the Fury is the talk of the town and certainly the book of the moment.
The Trumpian worldview in full effect.
The Last Jedi is an easy movie to have opinions about.
This post will contain spoilers.
So Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
Hysteria is growing in the USA and Europe once again.
Boom goes the dynamite.
Tillerson might be on the way out, more intrigue in Trump’s dysfunctional governmet.
The future of my city is uncertain for working and middle-class families following October’s fires.
Perhaps the most famous case of a man abusing his power to take advantage of a woman, came to light 20 years ago. Is it finally time to talk about what Bill Clinton did while in office, with the perspective of today’s #metoo movement?
Life doesn’t often present you with moral temptations where the right and wrong answer are so easy to see.
Some Folks Just Need Killing
Please don’t defend Roy Moore. At least not where I can hear it.
[CN: more or less the same as yesterday’s feature, to which this one relates. Relationships with a very large age gap, where one partner is a teenager. I was personally very upset by one sentence in here, but because of how very well it articulated something the author criticizes, a thing that my father also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – a thing that another old man I know who is on trial right now also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – not because of anything explicit. The essay was more than worth the resulting flashbacks, but I was grateful to have been warned before I read it. Can you have a trigger warning for insight? (Don’t get distracted into debating that in the comments, please.) — Maribou]
Insufficient ethical boundaries lead to some odd situations for some men and the women they abuse. (Content note: Not safe for work. Unpleasant subject material. Also, language, though that’s the least of it.)
When Donald Trump’s extremely selective outrage isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also arguably illegal.