by Lee Camp
Money isn’t poison and must be found if the left is to have serious input on our political system. Here are notions to collect cleaner money, with good, old-fashioned cash incentives, and to widen participatory democracy, without which the whole experiment crumbles.
Thanks to fuzzy accounting, civilians killed in drone strikes are liable to be categorized as militants posthumously.
Just two months ago we lost Bluegrass icon Earl Scruggs. Yesterday, Folk legend Doc Watson died at the age of 89. Both were from my native North Carolina and each played a huge role in the Tar Heel state’s rich musical tradition. Today S&R bids a fond farewell to one of America’s true innovators. Happy travels, Doc.
Domestic terrorism is not what it used to be. Terrorism used to be the province of the left. Crews like the Weather Underground, the Panthers and the Symbionese Liberation Army blew up buildings, kidnapped heiresses and brought cities to their knees with crippling protests. Now the best the left has to offer on the city-crippling […]
Today didn’t go the way Candidate Romney had hoped. Some very brief notes are in order. First, congrats to photographer Justin Sullivan. This is a great shot.
Nothing like a good old-fashioned zombie apocalypse to liven up high school, wouldn’t you say? That’s what Sam Toller thought, anyway. His ten-minute film, We Are What We Eat, gives kids one more reason to dread school. The 16-year-old North London student wrote and directed the film (which you can see here). I spent some […]
Wake Forest students and alumni are correct in challenging university commencement speaker selection
Some recent graduates of my alma mater, Wake Forest University, are up in arms over this year’s commencement speaker, former DISH Network chairman Charlie Ergen. They penned what struck me as a thoughtful, well-considered letter to university president Dr. Nathan Hatch, in which they chastised him for a pattern of pandering to business interests to […]
Producing the equivalent of a book every 24 hours, seven days a week, is difficult. That’s what daily newspapers do day after day. Sadly, in New Orleans, readers will receive only three books a week instead of seven. The Times-Picayune will print its book only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Those are the only days […]
President Obama has shown that coming to terms with the LBGT world doesn’t threaten the well-adjusted straight man’s sexual identity.
Memorial Day has become our most conflicted holiday. I’m bothered by it, and I know I am not the only one.
During the Korean War, generals devised a novel use for nuclear weapons.
I have developed a habit over the years of dog-earring pages in the books I read as a way to remind myself of passages that resonated with me as I read. I don’t otherwise mark the pages because it encourages me to reread each one to find whatever passage it was that resonated with me […]
We’re here in Malmo for a couple of days of sightseeing in southern Sweden, the area called Skane, popularized by the Wallander detective series. It’s a lovely area, and we haven’t back for six years or so. And we had a lovely dinner in Sture, which specializes in local organic food. And the place is […]
Well, it’s now apparent that Jimmer Fredette is who we thought he was. A hard-working and gifted shooter with inflated statistics created by playing in an offense created specifically for him against sub-standard competition, and a player who is way too small and slow to get off his shot in the NBA. With only 8 […]