Category: Politics

Good News

Juvenile offenders — other than those found guilty of murder — cannot be sentenced to life without parole. This is great news, but I wish that the court had gone further and held that no juveniles can be sentenced to…

On Hating Kids

Sybil at Bitch PhD is right on the money with this post — the “I hate kids” line is pretty ridiculous, and it’s unfair to expect that kids will never be allowed out in public spaces. Hostility towards children is…

Shame on you.

Gabe says so perfectly what I also think about tea partiers, after one of them — Caleb Howe, a right-wing writer regularly featured on sites like RedState.org — taunted Roger Ebert for having cancer: But I will also say this:…

Seriously, AZ?!

No, like, for real? You didn’t think you were getting enough attention with your immigration policy so you decided it was time to outlaw ethnic studies?!?! I don’t have much else to say because I’m just confused…

An Underage Double Standard?

This morning, it seems I couldn’t turn anywhere without hearing about this ZOMG MILEY CYRUS LAP DANCE VIDEO!!!!!111!!!1! So I watched it and, for one, it’s not actually a lap dance. It’s Miley Cyrus, at 16, grinding on Adam Shankman…

Elena Kagan and Harvard Law School

Our own guestblogger Diane Lucas is interviewed in an article about Harvard Law students’ reactions to Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination. Diane talks about some of the racial issues at Harvard, and Kagan’s response (or lack thereof): β€œIt was blatantly…