Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?
The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading
That we have the kind of crass, horrific incivility in our polarized politics, and our Right-intimidated media, is not surprising. What is sad, shocking, and somber, is the conduct of … Continue reading
Don’t like the Message? Shoot the Messenger
Shooting the messenger is not merely a literary metaphor for punishing the bearer of bad news. Lately it seems to be the way that those in power, whether it be … Continue reading
Eric Cantor’s Shorts and Other Ethical Tales of GOP “Shameless Craven Unprincipled Partisan Hackery”
Eric Cantor’s shorts were exposed earlier this week. No, the Republican Congressman from the 7th District of Virginia isn’t having a Weiner moment. He’s doing something far worse: Betting against … Continue reading
Keith Olbermann Announces His Return to TV
Olbermann has not lost one sardonic step. His FOK News Channel (Friends of Keith) made the announcement yesterday, including the show’s new name and when it will air. All that … Continue reading
Barack Obama & The Nine-Headed Serpent of D.C.
President Obama’s stab at changing government is a lot like Heracles’ famed battle with the Hydra of Lerna, a nine-headed serpent with poisonous breath. Every time Mr. Obama proposes cutting … Continue reading
Is the First Amendment Safe When the Message Owns the Media?
Is there a First Amendment right to cover sports news? American sports do not seem like the place for a show-down on the freedom of the press, but that is … Continue reading