political correctness

By Marc J. Randazza A few weeks ago, someone who I despise, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, used the taboo "n-word" on her radio show. She didn't say it to be mean, nasty, or racist. She was quoting someone else. And that turned into a shit storm. Apparently, now the word "nigger" has...

I have nothing to add: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXm_fUDfJZQ] Transcript of his speech: “We've come here to Governors Island to stand where the earliest settlers first set foot in New Amsterdam, and where the seeds of religious tolerance were first planted. We come here to see the inspiring symbol of liberty that more than 250 years...

[caption id="attachment_9818" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Wrong Springfield"][/caption] Censorship -- its not just for rednecks I often rant about the censorship minded former confederacy -- but I must admit that my home state of Massachusetts has its share of censorship monkeys. The censorship monkey of the day -- the city of Springfield, MA...

I have written a lot on the Snyder v. Phelps case since my first post on it, here. Now that Phelps is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, there seems to be more to say about the case, and John W. Whitehead says it brilliantly: America once symbolized the very...

Sound the alarm! The pornographers are coming to get us. Or so says the ever-hysterical Gail Dines in a recent Boston Globe article about her latest book. To Dines, it is not coincidental that pornography has grown increasingly brutal in its treatment of women as the likes...

By J. DeVoy While the initial furor over Elena Kagan's nomination for John Paul Stevens's seat on the Supreme Court has died down, lingering questions remain about the desirability of a high court comprised entirely of graduates from Harvard's and Yale's law schools.  Normally I disagree with Elie Mystal, but he...

by Christopher Harbin My man crush on Judge Kozinksi got kicked up a notch after reading his slammin' opinion in Rodriguez v. Maricopa County Community College Dist. Here, Kozinksi, joined by Ikuta and Sandra Day (sitting by designation), held that a professor's racist emails to a college employee listserv on a matter of...

I previously wrote that Alan Grayson was unfit to serve in congress. Perhaps Flori-duh is just not fit to be in the United States -- because this dipshit is the alternative to Grayson. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umTITWQuXwY] H/T Popehat Oh, hey, so umm.. how does this guy fit into this equation? [caption...

...No American patriotism allowed on Cinco de Mayo.  It might get in the way of Mexicans celebrating their defeat of the French (an unimpressive accomplishment, really, since everyone beats the French). Interestingly enough, Cinco de Mayo isn't even celebrated in Mexico....