Last night in New York, around 200 people came together in Artistic Frame, a glittery showroom in Manhattan's D&D Building, to support Uncoverage, a new crowd-funding platform for investigative journalists.
The words "tasteful" and "understated" are rarely used in the same sentence as the name Kardashian, so it was no surprise that the latest Kardashian-related news to dominate headlines was yet another story about over-the-top opulence, wrapped in one big, gigantic bow of questionable taste.
I've been hard pressed to identify mainstream news outlets that qualify as bastions of true liberalism, actively devoted to advancing basic liberal principles such as racial and economic equality. I was reminded of this upon reading a recent column by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Goff is absolutely right that no one should ever be "outed" against his or her will. I also agree that the right to privacy should be extended equally to both straight and gay Americans. However, a missing piece of the puzzle here is straight privilege.
As Edith Windsor's challenge to DOMA was being heard by the Supreme Court, Keli Goff was trying to drive a racial wedge, writing, "Yet again, wealthy white males are driving the agenda, and everyone else is expected to follow, including the media and the president," to what useful end?
Here is a list of helpful hints to help you or the self-appointed critic in your life draft an effective piece of hate mail or blog comment that actually provokes thought as opposed to simply provoking chuckles.
It's time to change our culture so that we would never dream of asking, "What was the victim wearing?" It is time that we hold rapists and assaulters accountable because the question is never what was she wearing but why is he raping?
Pat Buchanan's most recent comments about Elena Kagan, who is Jewish, have prompted me to finally ask: why is a major network continuing to provide a paying platform for someone engaged in hate speech?