The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Read

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Some are born ignorant, some achieve ignorance, and some have ignorance thrust upon them. If achieving ignorance is your chief ambition, then study this hacktacular bit of unreason. Here is the key — the surest path to ensuring that nothing can ever be learned, that no mistake can ever be admitted and therefore no error can ever be corrected, no wrong ever righted, no harm ever ended, no injustice ever overturned. [Read more...]

25 years ago

Associated Press photo by Jeff Widener

“Twenty-five years have gone by, we have all grown old. But Tank Man in these pictures is still so young. From far away, his white shirt looks like a lily in summer, pure and unblemished. Tanks stopping in front of a lily. A historical moment, a poetic moment. And on the other side of that moment, maybe three thousand lives were taken away, to be forgotten.” [Read more...]

‘Everywhere in the world …’

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#YesAllWomen. These are personal testimonies. It’s Twitter, so each is necessarily short, but the cumulative effect is overwhelming. Story after story after story after story. Post after post, person after person. It’s been going on for nearly a week. [Read more...]

Scenes from the class war (5.29)

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“Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” [Read more...]

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice …

“We are a better people than these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.” [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (5.21)

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“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” [Read more...]

Updated marriage maps

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With the big news yesterday out of Pennsylvania and Oregon, we take a look at Wikipedia’s newly updated marriage equality map. And then, as a little reminder of the invisibility of privilege, we also take a look at the most up-to-date version of the Heterosexual Marriage Map. [Read more...]

‘Granting an exemption … operates to impose the employer’s religious faith on the employees’

If Hobby Lobby wins its case for a religious exemption, could Bob Jones be headed back to the Supreme Court?

Reading this older Ian Millhiser column at ThinkProgress, I’m struck by how pertinent the 1982 Supreme Court ruling in United States vs. Lee seems to be to the current Hobby Lobby hubbub. It seems to me that ruling in favor of the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby would require the justices to overturn Lee. Here’s [Read More...]


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