When we have magistrates who lock people up, and then force them into choices the judge has no business with, we all lose.
Dick Gregory wanted people to think of him as a humorist rather then a comic. A comic tells jokes. A humorist has something to say, in a funny way.
Much more than a marriage between two people, political unions are marriages of convenience. When a union becomes an oppressive burden, participants can dissolve it. If dissolution appears too difficult, consider the costs of keeping it together.
Pity our culture wars should have taken a turn this deadly, this irreversible, and this fundamentally based on feelings of superiority.
People don’t care that much about what you have to say, if you constantly hide things. That’s how dishonesty works.
Google has been a symbol of sorts for the American way. We can still innovate. We can still make a profit and call it good. A couple of bright guys can work hard and build a successful company.
If the United States government finds the citizens who fund it contemptible, it invites a reciprocal response from the same taxpayers.
The language and spirit are Snowden’s, so I’ll pretend Snowden wrote it, even though the presentation came from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment.
I’ll bet the security state maintains its secret, privileged positions in government’s underground plumbing, until the country loses a major war. Then we will see competition for power among institutions and individuals that makes the infighting in Trump’s White House look pacific.
No truth means no reconciliation or healing. Police do not seem interested in reconciliation, or in reform. Nor do they appear to recognize the harm they do to their profession, when they act so egregiously.
If media came to appreciate their deficiency or their failure, how they enabled a once vibrant republic to reach its current low point, they would have to cut their own chains. Most addicts need help to do that.