On Gwen Ifill, White Privilege and Working the Refs

Yeah, about that *cough* top-secret “pro-Obama” book by notoriously anodyne PBS anchor and longtime Beltway insider Gwen Ifill that has the usual suspects in a histrionic froth: Howie Kurtz quotes from his September 4th profile of Ifill, in which her upcoming book is discussed: In The Post...

“Accountability…is not, in every case, a virtue”

Mike Allen of The Politico quotes from Ron Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World: “After the searing experience of being in the Nixon White House, Cheney developed a view that the failure of Watergate was not the break-in, or even the cover-up, but the way the president had, in essence, been...

Book Review: Ellery’s Protest by Stephen D. Solomon

On the morning of November 26th, 1956, Ellery Schempp would engage in a small act of protest that would suck the nation into political and theological turmoil that exists to this day.  In his homeroom at Abington Senior Highschool in Abington Township, a suburb to the north of Philadelphia, during the...

“The Battlefield of the Mind”

note: updated to correct an initial formatting error that left out a chunk of the quoted text as well as some of my commentary. Walter Pincus has what is, IMHO, the ‘WTF?!’ story of the day: The U.S. military has introduced “religious enlightenment” and other education programs for...