• This is very eloquent, PP, and your thesis resonates with me, but I wonder...what about Lenny Bruce, Gloria Steinem, MLK, and the Stonewall riots? What's the difference between confronting priggish or unjust norms and undermining cultural standards of decency?

      by Michael Wolraich 2 days 15 hours ago in Fuck Da Noize
    • Excellent piece, Doc, one of your best.

      I have little to add except that it makes me think of Plato's Republic, in which individual virtue serves as a model and foundation for a just state. I've been thinking a lot about virtue and character lately--wondering how these slipped away from...

    • What do women want? Is "equal pay" the only demand or even the major one?

      Where is the cost analysis for families, both for men and women? If we look at expenses and risk throughout a life, we see: childbirth (including long periods of pregnancy), childcare, education, sickness, housing...

    • Martin Luther King III came to Trump Tower to present a list of issues Trump needs to address. Among those.issues was a request to make it easier for people to vote. When he exited the building he avoided falling into the trap of being directly pulled in to Trump's conflict with Trump. King's...

    • Thanks for the thoughtful comments and adding to the discussion. My hope was that this would provide that sort of platform.

      I went into this post deciding that I would not try to hit everything, but the major components that provide ... let's call it the warp of the story, and the weft...

    • The person who is second in command will move into leadership until the President can appoint a new AG. I would not worry about the National Guard not being able to preform their duty and carry out their mission. 

      Maj. Gen. was 65 years old and was serving at the pleasure of the...

    • Thanks, bf.

    • Beautiful.

      by barefooted 3 days 6 hours ago in Barack Obama, American Stoic
    • If, by "legitimate," we mean duly elected according our legal process for electing presidents.

      I suppose that's really the question, isn't it?  Charles Blow might have what I consider to be quite the correct and nuanced answer in...

    • It's a great leveller - you can reach rather influential people for that elevator pitch or organizing with few hurdles, though I always tried to use that ease of access with respect and professionalism.

      It's lost quite a bit of trust the last year or 2, but for political organizing,...

      by PeraclesPlease 3 days 9 hours ago in Fuck Da Noize
    • Hahaha me either Jan!

      by tmccarthy0 3 days 11 hours ago in Fuck Da Noize
    • Thanks for this.  I learned a lot.  I wonder though about the dual-earner household.  You say that women went to work to save their families when their husbands' wages went down.  No doubt that was true for many.  But I also wonder if the fact of dual-earner incomes are part of what allowed...

    • Same here.  I get messages from time to time from people that I know, but usually by the time I read them the messages are about 6 months old.  I've been asked to comment on others' abilities, etc; but I've never had a firm job offer.  I don't want one; I like being retired.  It may work for...

      by CVille Dem 3 days 13 hours ago in Fuck Da Noize
    • This was very well written. Joesph Stiglitz would be proud of the way you defanged complex subject matter. There are people trying awfully hard not to acknowledge the nationalism inside this current strain of populism. I know it's not all racism and xenophobia, but we have to be honest.

    • I have a strictly no politics profile on LInkedIn and have never linked it to Facebook or twitter. I look at LinkedIn and keep my resume there, but otherwise I'm still not sure what it is good for! :) I've never become employed through any LinkedIn anything, so after all these years of having an...

      by tmccarthy0 3 days 13 hours ago in Fuck Da Noize
    • Nicely written, though as a framework I think some important issues aren't discussed and I'm sure I don't agree with several conclusions.

      First, if you go back and look at the supposed "glory years" of manufacturing below, the wages for the bottom 2 quintiles weren't growing either - not...

    • This guy is pathetic. Martin Luther King Day is a good time to make a vow to oppose Pepe Trump.

    • Forgot about Jill Stein's visit to Moscow. But hey, she got a cease-fire in Aleppo (a bit late) and an anti-Vaxxer to head our vaccination commission. (That it's RFK Jr is a twofer...

      by PeraclesPlease 3 days 19 hours ago in Russian Dossier online
    • Where's Waldo? Going, going, gone...

      ...

    • Andrew McCarthy the author of this National Review piece in 2010 wrote the book The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left...

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