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You might be a progressive if…

…given a choice between reducing the incomes of the rich (say top 2% of income earners) by 50 percent or increasing the incomes of the the poor (say the bottom quintile of income earners) by 100%, you, without hesitation, would choose the former.

Solar industry—‘stumbling and bumbling’

Not me saying it—none other than the New York Times—-not exactly a right-wing rag: ….“We haven’t totally figured out exactly what the business models are going to look like, for who wins and who loses,” said Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. …..”This is going to be aContinue Reading

Why Are Liberal Organizations Such Hotbeds of Racism, Sexism, and Ageism?

Yesterday, a complaint was filed against the New York Times in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. According the the complaint: Plaintiffs and classes of similarly situated older, Black and/or female current and former employees of the Times are victims of discriminatory barriers to equal opportunity advancement, which has included theContinue Reading

“a fellow veteran and a judge of compassionate heart”

The Fayetteville Observer has a remarkable story: Standing before Judge Lou Olivera was a retired Special Forces Green Beret sergeant who was in Cumberland County veterans court on April 12 for violating probation. “Every two weeks we go to veterans court, and my urinalysis test had come back positive,” Joe Serna, 41, says…. Olivera sentenced Serna toContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that the pediatrician who announces “it’s a boy” to the mom-to-be upon viewing her ultrasound is being presumptuous and transphobic, and that the appropriate reaction would be “biologically it’s a boy but it is too soon to tell what gender the baby will eventually identify with.”

Latin-speaking morons and knuckle-draggers

It’s established that HB2 is a big story in the sports world, so it’s perfectly understandable that N&R columnist Ed Hardin would weigh in: And now the NCAA has said we have to prove ourselves to be normal, decent human beings or future games in Greensboro and Charlotte will be in the same jeopardy asContinue Reading

Re: Roy Cooper and HB2

Following up on CJ editor Rick Henderson’s earlier post linking to an L.A. Times op-ed discussing Attorney General and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper’s refusal to defend HB2. It’s a fascinating subject—the state’s top law enforcement official refusing to perform his duty—what’s up with that? For starters, you’ll probably never guess whom the authors citeContinue Reading

The Horror!

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, George Mason University has renamed its law school after Justice Antonin Scalia. As one might expect, a lot of GMU faculty members aren’t very happy about it, and, in fact, the faculty Senate has adopted a resolution in which they express a number of “deep” concerns, including: TheContinue Reading