The Human Touch

When it comes to successful anti-racist activism, Carmen Van Kerckhove of Racialicious reminds us that facts and statistics aren’t enough to instill change; focusing on the human dimension is a more effective method of inspiration: When I think back on how my own views about race have evolved over my...

A Shotgun Divorce?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fDj6x65S9ToI’ve been following the increasingly acrimoneous Ron Paul-related blogspat between David Neiwert and Glenn Greenwald with great interest. Not particularly concerned with the substance of the dispute, though I will admit to being sympathetic with Neiwert’s...

Tuesday Night Tidbits: 101.5 Degrees of Separation

Am weak, feverish and not at all in any condition (nor state of mind) to write (not coherently, at least). Instead, I’m happy to present some recent choice selections from other (far more) capable and coherent scribes (all of whom actually get paid to report/opine. Sigh.) In an interview with Der...

Who Breaks Worse

I think things would be so much easier if President Bush could run for a third term. This would make the 2008 presidential election picture at least a little bit clearer anyway.  Think of it this way, if Bush was capable of running for a third term, I doubt he would still opt to step down.  As a result, the...

Quote of the Day: More On Progressive Pragmatism (UPDATED; UPDATED 09.25)

Realism in the sense of pragmatism is obviously desirable. Any public philosophy or strategy can be implemented in a pragmatic rather than reckless and utopian way. There can be, and have been, pragmatic liberal internationalists, pragmatic Marxist-Leninists and even pragmatic jihadists. Their pragmatism...

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