What draws your attention to Silveria’s speech is his forceful manner, his emphasis on dignity and respect for all, and his emphatically repeated command to anyone at the academy not willing to treat others with dignity and respect: “Get out!” “Get out!” We do not want you here, you do not belong here, and we want you out as fast as possible.
For someone who grew up in North Dakota and Iowa before the Des Moines kidnappings, current laws and practices are nuts. I don’t see how children can grow up, never out of site of a grown-up.
The war launched on September 11, 2001, was designed to inaugurate a new American century. It certainly did that, but not in the way America’s leaders expected.
Let everyone in the stands show kneeling players a sign of support during the national anthem. Salute them. It takes courage. You won’t be a son of a bitch.
We can compare Tea Party and Black Lives Matter as single-issue interest groups. We can also consider what happened to these groups after they decided to align with multi-issue interest groups, or major political parties.
The Kennedy School knew its decision to recognize Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow would be controversial. When objections came, straight from the CIA no less, the Kennedy School embarrassingly chose to align itself with the agency that mistreated prisoners as a matter of policy.
It was all bullshit. They knew it, too, or should have. The reason Jonathan Gruber said we were all too stupid to understand ACA is that no one can understand bullshit, not even MIT professors.
Equifax suffers a hit to its reputation, and must endure a few news cycles where people write articles like this one. Come Christmas, they’ll be back to business as usual, except they will try to have more safeguards in place. They will hope the next group of criminals is not so clever. Believe me, the hope is vain.
Police have a lot of ways to kill you, a lot of excuses for doing it. Michael Bennett was correct to wonder if he would see his family again. How did Bennett disguise himself as a criminal? We can only guess. You will never hear an apology, or an explanation from the officers who mistreated him.
If we want to counter this unhappy impulse to know everything about everyone, we ought to mock authorities’ incompetence, ridicule their foolishness, and make fun of their badly conceived deceits before they feel assertive enough to end free-spirited criticism.
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 …