Why would a Jewish New York Times columnist use the term “Kristallnacht” when talking about American tea partiers?
I was shocked. So there I am sitting on my bed. “Shelia” is on the phone with scratch marks across her tear-stained face, pleading for help, as her partner “Debbie” abuses her. It’s a familiar pattern: objects are thrown, Shelia is pushed around, and verbally assaulted. One day they’re holding hands and kissing at the [...]
It was touch and go for a while, but the ACLU’s failure to produce a time machine convinced the Supreme Court that a 76-year-old Latin cross in the California desert was not erected by today’s fanatical, right-wing Christian theocrats who are trying to force religious tyranny upon historically godless America.
“I’m very disappointed,” said the Rev. [...]
In what has to be the final nail in Arizona’s coffin, comedian Paul Rodriguez (to whom we all thrilled in Beverly Hills Chihuahua) has canceled his engagement at the the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Similar announcements are pending from others in the Latino entertainment community, raising the very real possibility that [...]
Famous British actor Michael Caine (A.K.A. Batman’s butler, Alfred) was on The Daily Show last night, when the conversation turned towards Britain’s upcoming election. He and Stewart criticized America’s never-ending election season style of campaigning. As soon as someone is elected (or even shortly before), everyone focuses on the next congressional and presidential elections.
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Huey Long was once asked whether he thought fascism could ever come to America. His answer was “Yeah, but it’ll come calling itself anti-fascism.” America isn’t close to such a future, but I couldn’t help thinking about Long’s comment in connection with an episode that occurred recently at my alma mater.
The occasion was a conference [...]