As Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser goes down in a blaze of accusations and libel, the rehabilitation of the IMF proceeds on apace.
It’s not so much that we are at a tipping point, it’s that we’ve already substantially tipped. There are no actual, practical down sides to gay marriage, so threats of vague, futuristic, supernatural consequences are employed simply because threatening real-world consequences can’t be found.
The professionalization of feminism in the academy has often meant further exclusion and disenfranchisement for many marginalized women, as their experiences are often treated as abstract material for term papers, theses and graduate courses instead of the stuff of their everyday lives.
At this point, what do workers have to lose? The nation is rapidly heading toward the outlawing of labor unions. This is the last stand for American labor.
There is nothing good to be gained from the hysterical, violent acting out of the infantile fantasies of complete assimilation or complete removal of immigration populations.
When you’re dealing with elected officials who want to let your doctor kill you, the process of framing a retort is more difficult. What do we say? “Dear Congress, I don’t want to die?”
Birthright laws are coming under a full-frontal attack by the Tea Party.
Tea Party rallies speak to both pre-civil rights and post-civil rights conservative discussions of race.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s military campaign against drug cartels has failed miserably.
It’s going to be difficult, but nothing’s easy regarding Iran, simulated or otherwise.