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An Angry Mother on Steubenville and Parenting

The Steubenville rape case is so offensive in so many ways I can’t even begin to tackle them all. •  CNN and a number of other news outlets cast the rapists as victims; •  Idiots who “don’t believe in rape” come out of the woodwork and spew their insanity; •  Society follows the spectacle of the case for […]

Forbes’ Flawed Report on NPR and Sourcing by Gender

Today saw a bumper crop of weak content masquerading as journalism. I’m really perturbed about one article in particular. Forbes—the business magazine led by zillionaire libertarian CEO and editor-in-chief Steve Forbes—published an article noting that NPR’s reporting had a gender bias in its sourcing. The report was written by contributor Michael Howe, whose bio at […]

The Cost of Bullshit: Climate Change, National Security, and Inaction

While we’re waiting for Congress and the White House to do something productive together for once, let’s recap: •  The Department of Defense said climate change is a critical strategic concern with regard to its operations and its impact on defense efforts, based on its legislatively-mandated Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) published two-plus years ago in […]

Monday Mess: Moar Dronz, Gen Killz, (Horse)Meatz, and Clownz

Happy Monday. Insert a picture of that cat here–you know which one. I resemblez it. •  Good gravy, people. When National Geographic Magazine covers drones, it’s way past time for a national dialog about their use domestically. Crop dusting, my backside; there’s nothing except for the subhead in this article to genuinely suggest the designers, manufacturers, […]

Enjoy A Valentine’s Day Sampler

It’s difficult lately for me to sit down and spend time on a blogpost. I manage a handful of minutes here and there to do reading or research. An email may take hours to draft. But there’s too much juicy stuff floating around deserving more attention. I’m going to gather content as I see it […]

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