The Ebbing Right

There has been a lot of talk of this recently, but I would like to try to encapsulate what has been going on in the minds of the right so that we on… Continue reading

Copyleft: The Grateful-Dead Effect

With the Supreme Court considering the MGM/Grokster file-download case, perhaps it is time once again to review what I have come to call “the Grateful-Dead Effect” and the inherent self-defeating silliness of the… Continue reading

The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture, and Technology

 

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Dusty and Aaron at Shakespeare’s Sister 

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

The first I heard of the argument that Terri Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state was on Focus-on-the-Family’s James Dotson’s radio show.  That was about three weeks ago.  I thought it… Continue reading

Gannon and Horowitz

In her dKos post today on Jeff Gannon/James Guckert, SusanG writes “We are a country that’s been stretched to the breaking point with lies.” Recently, I have been exploring David Horowitz’s sites for… Continue reading

What David (Horowitz) Doesn’t Understand

In an article for his Front Page Magazine, titled ”Why Michael Can’t Read,” David Horowitz tells me, a leftist since earliest I can remember, why I believe as I do. The title of… Continue reading

Limiting Academic Freedom in Florida

As we have seen, the right often cloaks attempts to limit rights in the guise of establishing them. Dennis Baxley, a member of the Florida House, has introduced a bill that, he claims,… Continue reading

The Distant Echo of Jack-Boots?

Probably not, but enough has been going on recently to give me pause. As a college professor, I have naturally been following the brouhaha surrounding remarks by Ward Churchill, Professor of Ethnic Studies… Continue reading

It May Be Idiocy, But It Sure Ain’t New

This last weekend’s bill on Schiavo astonished me. And more: the image of Bush flying back to sign it–fleeing his own past where he had signed a Texas bill allowing hospitals to decide… Continue reading