160 years ago, the Civil War began. In some ways, the principles our country defended against the southern traitors are principles we are still fighting for every day. In many obvious ways, Minneapolis has become ground zero for this battle.
April 12, 2021
Yesterday, at about 2:00 in the afternoon, a white police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, after what seems to have been a routine traffic stop turned up an arrest warrant. Today, the Brooklyn Center police chief told reporters that the a…
This article is startling…
April 7, 2021
Last night, commentator Kevin Williamson published a piece in National Review justifying voter suppression by suggesting that “the republic would be better served by having fewer—but better—voters.” Representatives, he says, “are people who act in other people’s interests,” which is different from d…
Wow, Joss Whedon & Geoff Johns are real asshats. I’ve heard rumblings about Whedon for a while (on Buffy, Firefly, Avengers), but not about Johns, who started out as a comic book writer. (He’s still one today.)
At least the 4-hour Zac Snyder version of Justice League erases the foul taste of Whedon’s sugar pops version.
Ray Fisher Opens Up About ‘Justice League,’ Joss Whedon and Warners: “I Don’t Believe Some of These People Are Fit for Leadership”
Over the past year, the actor has assailed the filmmaker and studio in harsh-but-cryptic tweets for what he says was racist and inappropriate conduct: “I’m not so indebted to Hollywood that I haven’t been willing to put myself out there.”
Rolling Stone: The 40 Greatest One Album Wonders
40 Greatest One-Album Wonders
The best one-and-dones, including Lauryn Hill, Jeff Buckley, Young Marble Giants, and more
Here’s an excellent article on Biden’s view of history…
Why Joe Biden Is Embracing His Age
By highlighting his place in the long arc of history, he hopes that his ambitious agenda might ultimately rank among the most consequential of modern presidents.
A sobering look at how Covid-19 was handled during the first year.
What the Covid-19 war was really like in Trump’s White House
No longer working under the Trump administration, six leading US health officials now reveal to CNN the real challenges they faced during the nation’s fight against Covid-19 over the past year: death threats, mixed messages and in some cases, being kept from sharing information with national audienc…
I can’t wait for Steve Van Zandt’s memoir!
Stevie Van Zandt Preps New Memoir ‘Unrequited Infatuations’
Musician will cover his time with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, anti-apartheid activism, acting on The Sopranos, and more
Here’s a good breakdown of the Dominion lawsuit.
Stelter breaks down Dominion’s $1.6B lawsuit against Fox News
CNN’s Brian Stelter examines the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit Dominion Voting Services has filed against Fox News in response to the baseless conspiracy theories the network pushed about Dominion’s role in the 2020 presidential election.
This is unbelievable. The armed mob wants an apology. This is Trump’s legacy: this is the white mans’ land.
Armed White men who showed up at a Black family’s home were acquitted. Now, they want an apology
An African American mother says she won’t sit down to talk with two men who came armed with about 13 other White people to her North Carolina home last year looking for a missing teenage girl -- and she doesn’t care that a court acquitted them.