Monthly Archives: November 2011

Free Forum Friday…November 18th Edition

(Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.)   The Occupy Wall street … Continue reading

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Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Congressional Muckraking…

The mantra of the United States Postal Service has always been immortalized in an inscription on a plaque at a branch in New York City: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Meritocracy

We’ve been brought up to believe it, right? You work hard, go to school, and eventually you get your just rewards. The American dream. 2.2 kids a dog and a cat. Only now, that dream seems so out of reach. We’ve just … Continue reading

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Dead Bodies Piling High

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more interesting: another blonde white woman emerges to corroborate the sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain. Now it looks like the women who Herman Cain denies ever sexually harassing are planning to … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect

I got into all manner of trouble this weekend after I made observations about the reactions to the Penn State sexual assault case. Many people called for harsh punishments to the entire Penn State football program in response the child molestation and … Continue reading

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Red Right Returning…November 12th

(Red Right Returning, a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which to pilot a ship in order to stay in the channel, is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates … Continue reading

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When the Race Card Trumps Sexual Harassment

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, the dominating headline about accusations of Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment during the nineties as head of the National Restaurant Association will be old news. Ever since Politico, generally considered a … Continue reading

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