Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Mitch McConnell: American D*ck

Posted in Politics

Today, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Donald Trump’s Muslim ban by a vote of 5-4,. Although Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg argued that the ban was motivated not by law but by racism, the conservative wing of the court won. Earlier this week they won another 5-4 ruling over Texas’s gerrymandering laws, stating that voting rights advocates did not provide sufficient evidence that Texas counties were racially discriminating against...

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Extraordinary Legacy Of Mister Rogers

Posted in Media, Members Only

I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood but didn’t quite understand how extraordinary both it and its host, Fred Rogers, were until I saw Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Neville, who previously documented the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in his film Best of Enemies, set his sights on a different kind of communicator, one less obsessed with scoring against his enemies than with teaching young...

Posted on Jun 05, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Sad Downfall Of Seymour Hersh

Posted in Foreign Policy, Members Only, Politics

With his memoir Reporter being released today, Seymour Hersh finds himself once again in the news as journalists sing his praises. However, as they appraise his life’s work, they must take into account his dark side. Over the past decade Hersh has grown increasingly conspiratorial and untrustworthy in his reporting, adopting bizarre theories that threaten to seriously compromise his legacy and do not befit a person of his stature. ...