In Part 1 of this three part series I discussed the Obama administration’slatest scandal, Sestak-gate, a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and its subsequent cover-up.
In summary, the scandal ignited after an interview 3 1/2 months ago when Congressman Joe Sestak explicitly reaffirmed he was offered a “high ranking position” by “someone in the White House” if he [...]
Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians: High Crimes and Misdemeanors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Part 2: The Inconsistencies)
The New York Times editorializes today that
There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly unethical about the White House offer of an unpaid advisory position to Joe Sestak if he would bow out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, in which he later defeated Senator Arlen Specter.
The Times‘ only criticism of the offer was that it was an [...]
My mother was a puncher when she needed to punch. She swung a mean left hook and blacked more than one eye during her youth. Horrified, her older sister Audrey ran into my grandmother’s home one day, screaming, “Mother, Mary Elizabeth is down on the tennis court trading punches with some boy!”
Righty Rep. Michelle Bachmann got [...]
For these new radical theorists, the enemy is no longer a ruling class, a hegemonic race or even a dominant gender. Instead it is the sexual order of nature itself. Oppression lies in the very idea of the “normal,” the order that divides humanity into two sexes. Instead of a classless society as the redemptive [...]