We have a culture, especially in the Obama years, in which a radical fringe feels newly disempowered, and acts of terrorism like this are perpetrated by people who feel threatened.
We argue for the Pill by noting its possible benefits, not by arguing that we have a right to have sex as fundamental as that of any man watching Viagra or Cialis ads.
There will be more hints that Sotomayor isn’t that smart, that she isn’t qualified, that there’s some white guy out there being oppressed by the fact that Obama’s chosen a Latina.
“I’m trying to show people that I’m not asking them to live an ascetic life of renunciation and denial, but actually a much more abundant life of fun and pleasure.”
Progressives, instead of whining, should take a minute to see what we actually get out of Specter, and then organize.
They call it a “debate” like there’s anything to debate. As if international law and Dick Cheney’s snarling are both equally valid.
We cannot blame this on a couple of bad apples on the lower rungs. This came from the top, it was carefully reasoned and researched, and it was approved.
The Web gives everyone a platform, but it does not guarantee an audience. It gives you tools for connection, but does not guarantee that people will like you.
Do we want to create lots of private economic wealth, or are we actually trying to get at a measure of social wealth as embodied in parks, orchestras, clean transport, libraries, schools?
The union movement in the U.S. has been shrinking since the 1970s. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 12.4% of American workers are unionized.