Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

Today I find myself with split emotions… which isn’t what I was expecting. I’m unsurprised to find that I feel incredibly hopeful. Today is truly a significant day in history. It is a day that for many holds great power, and I feel incredibly lucky to have helped make it happen in whatever small part […]

After a superb meal with my girlfriend’s family this Thanksgiving, several family members were discussing the most recent bailout proposal for the auto industry. Some were for it, others were against it, but the reasons for each position varied from person to person. However, What struck me most was the following statement: “I can tell you […]

Points to Adam Thierer at the Technology Liberation Front (and Jesse Walker at Reason magazine) for caring about politics in terms of the issues rather than image: Jesse Walker has a terrific feature story looking “Beyond the Fairness Doctrine” in this month’s issue of Reason magazine. I highly recommend it. It’s an in-depth exploration of what […]

There’s been a lot of talk latelyabout how much has been spent on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe and makeup artist and the like, and I’d like to take a minute to question what that criticism is supposed to imply. On the one hand, the argument could be made that she is a hypocrite in her small […]

From Resist Racism, via Racialicious (an excellent blog on race I don’t mention enough here): Odgerel Hatenboer, who is originally from Mongolia, attended an open day at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, with the hope of enrolling for an accountancy course. However, she was told my a staff member that the course might not be suitable […]



I suppose as someone who claims to blog, often about politics and society, I’m obligated to write a post about today. I don’t want to share the story of where I was, or who I was with, or what I remember from different times of day. My day was fairly uneventful, being a typical school […]

Here’s this week’s Reader Roundup… it’s been a good one… Notable #1: How much do Obama and McCain know about each other’s policies? via The Moderate Voice on 9/5/08 David: “This is is like when Just How Stupid Are We suggests that voters be polled not only for their opinion, but how much they know […]

  Patriotism can be a good thing, but I want to talk about an branch of it that’s really been bugging me, a kind I’ll call “campaign” patriotism.   So far in this US election cycle, the attack that’s enraged me the most whether coming from left or right (but it’s mostly been from the […]

New tradition here, since I often do short notes on articles I find in Reader (recent updates at right), I figured once a week I would highlight some of the key posts of the week in the blog. Without further ado, some of the best notes of the week: Rise of the Sea Turtles | […]

Bill Moyers had a column out recently about the decline of the fourth estate. His column goes on to express concerns over media consolidation and support network neutrality. In my opinion, he should have focused more on the big picture evolution of the fourth estate. I think most people would agree that the operation of a “press” is […]