D.W. Griffith‘s legendary racist masterpiece just turned one hundred years old this month. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) revolutionized the art of making movies (techniques that are still used in today’s Hollywood) while at the same time it poisoned race relations & contributed to a brief resurgence of popularity for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). What always intrigues me…Read More »
The Democrats are already so closely aligned with reproductive freedom and gay rights, feminism, etc, as well as with mandated health care and eugenics and stem cell research, etc, they need to be the party that also argues for same-sex reproduction, genetic engineering of children, and other reproductive “freedoms.” The Republicans can’t nominate a Libertarian Transhumanist that also is for…Read More »
Correction: Unions have a $15,000 contribution limit loophole. This is three times the limit for an individual or PAC. So these contributions are legal. After seeing the story in State House News and seeing that the MassDems have not refunded the illegal contributions from the UFCW Federal PAC, I decided to look further into their donation receipts. There seems to…Read More »
(Biggest story of the week – promoted by Garrett) Boston Globe Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and three associates have been indicted for a scheme in which DiMasi allegedly used his influence to steer state computer software contracts to a Canadian company, according to court records. DiMasi was charged with conspiracy, honest services mail fraud, aiding and abetting,…Read More »
Here is a letter to the editor from a African-American activist from New Bedford who is also a registered Republican. The writer has long been an advocate for African-Americans, be it in print or on the radio, here in the SouthCoast and well, here is his opinion on the state of Massachusetts politics. http://www.southcoasttoday.com… Locally, we see the Democratic Party…Read More »
Required reading. Jacob Heilbrunn channels Pat Buchanan's Wet Dream: The neoconservatives go back to the Democratic Party from where they came.Will they be welcomed by a chastened President Obama who may be eager to "spread democracy" to Burma and Darfur. Looking ahead, the neocons do not have an obvious horse. In the past they have glommed on to…Read More »
They’re not one and the same. Whaddya now.
“While there are no easy answers, we are at last freed from the knee-jerk right-wing response.” Not that anyone on here could ever be accused of knee jerk right wing reponses. Except maybe Onions, but he’s busy these days ferreting out The Truth Behind Obama’s Brother and other salient policy points. Go,…