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Entries by John Ridley from 01/2009

The Top Nontroversies of 2008

| Posted 01.01.2009 | Politics

As we turn the calendar page, what seemed monumental then, in retrospect has all the significance of a Dennis Kucinich stump speech.

Faith, Not Race, The Big Factor in Prop 8 Vote

| Posted 01.10.2009 | Politics

Initially the blame for the passage of Prop 8 came to lie at the feet of blacks. Now comes new evidence that blacks did not vote more disproportionately for Prop 8 than any other ethnic group.

My Obligatory Inauguration Obama-is-Great Post (And Why He is)

| Posted 01.16.2009 | Politics

For all their grand rhetoric and mostly good deeds, no president was able to seal the deal on the trifecta of equality, plurality and socioeconomic ascendancy. Obama has.

PC Whiners Aside, Downey Jr. Deserves His Oscar Nod

| Posted 01.23.2009 | Entertainment

On the heels of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcing the nominees for their 81st shindig, there were the usual nontroversies over who was named and who was ignored.