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Down the Rabbit Hole at the RNC

Tumblr sent convention correspondents to cover the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Here’s Tumblr correspondent Meg Lanker-Simons on attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Monday: Arriving in Wonderland After cramming every passenger possible on board United Flight 741, departing Denver International Airport, the bored-looking flight crew began playing the instructional safety video. I settled in,


The Fog of Capital: Reflections on the Detroit Auto Bailout

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz wrote of action in war that it must “be planned in a mere twilight, which – like the effect of a fog or moonlight – gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.” As I attempted to research and write an article that would undertake a left-independent analysis

A Pox on Porn

I’m declaring a pox on porn for the good of sex. Sound oxymoronic? Hear me out. I’m not anti-porn in the general sense. I mean, who doesn’t like to watch fucking? We’re all voyeurs. But porn in its current incarnation is ruining sex. Ruining. Sex. Did you know there is an actual condition in which (generally)

Memorial Day 2011: Two Names That Matter

by Walter Brasch Unless you were in a coma the past few years, you probably know who Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton are.  You heard about them on radio, saw them on television.  You read about them in newspapers and magazines, on Facebook, Twitter, and every social medium known to humanity. Because of

Scratches on the Blackboard of Animal Cruelty

by Walter Brasch Take a pigeon. Now put that pigeon, along with thousands of others, into small coops that don’t give the bird much freedom to move. Don’t worry about food or water. It won’t matter. Take some of the pigeons—who are already disoriented from hours, maybe days, of confinement—and place a couple of them

Rockefellers’ 1Sky Unveils the New 350.org | More $ – More Delusion

  All environmental groups are not created equal. Some of them are created, sustained, and shaped in corporate boardrooms, and we shouldn’t be surprised at the consequences.   World’s Greatest Magic Trick   “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George

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