Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday March 31, 2012 5:00 am

Have you found out you were accepting someone’s label as true, when it was all just a prejudice?


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Vanessa Williamson, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

By: Sunday December 11, 2011 1:59 pm

I encourage readers to purchase two copies of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism – one for themselves and one as a Christmas present for their right wing uncle. That uncle might well stay with Skocpol and Williamson’s highly readable and well-crafted study to the end without throwing it down in anger – something I can’t say with much confidence about my book with DiMaggio.

New York Times Needs to Get over the 5th Grade Pot Jokes

By: Sunday November 14, 2010 12:50 pm

Today the New York Times published a respectable article looking at the future of the marijuana movement, and what’s next for 2012. The Times used a meeting in Denver of marijuana advocates last week as the basis for its story. Overall, I have no complaints about the article. It’s the photo and accompanying caption that are just embarrassing for the times.

The photo for this story on the future of marijuana legalization is two dudes smoking a bowl in a car, with the caption, “Marijuana advocates gathered in Denver recently for an event that was partly a review of the California campaign for legalization.”

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