A community was rocked recently when a pair of football players raped a female acquaintance, then broadcast it on YouTube, resulting in a trial, convictions and jail time for the two athletes.
In response, an area attorney has developed a program consisting of a series of sessions with “15 minutes focusing on drugs and alcohol and 15 minutes on social media,” according to the Associated Press, with approximately zero minutes blocked out for the important topic of how not to rape people.
John Edwards’ endorsement of Barack Obama matters because the media is treating it like it does. Twenty-four hours after Hillary Clinton celebrated a 41-point landslide victory in West Virginia, the press now has fresh reason to speculate about a final death blow to her campaign, creating a narrative that could unleash the decisive superdelegate flood Read More
“It is a fact,” Clinton said in her victory speech, “that no Democrat has won the White House since 1916 without winning West Virginia.”
It’s a line the Clinton campaign has been pressing relentlessly this past week in anticipation of her blowout victory there tonight.
And it’s true that no Democrat since Woodrow Wilson Read More
Hillary Clinton will win the West Virginia primary on Tuesday by an overwhelming margin, perhaps rivaling her campaign-best 43-point pasting of Barack Obama in Arkansas’ Feb. 5 primary.
The state is mostly populated by voters who have formed the backbone of her large and loyal coalition this primary season, and contains scant few of those Read More
Wow. Staten Island is farther south than parts of West Virginia.
I read that nifty little nugget in the new essay collection from Reaktion Books entitled New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg. Read More
Another example of the enduring John McCain-Mike Huckabee alliance and its consequences for Mitt Romney: Huckabee just won the West Virginia State Republican Convention thanks to an assist from McCain.
Romney targeted West Virginia, where a vote of the 1,100 delegates at the state G.O.P. convention determines which presidential candidate will receive all 18 of Read More
From: Tom Scocca
To: Choire Sicha
From the NYT Mag ARTICLE with those pics:
“When the mayor came for a post-Katrina visit, Ranatza had the students draw their wishes for the city. They do not lack for colored crayons, yet they rendered New Orleans in sepulchral black and white.”
Would you give your life for art? Almost certainly not. When the bombs start to fall, fine aesthetic distinctions shatter. But let’s say you survive, and let’s say that afterwards, in the rubble, you stumble across a beautiful object miraculously intact—a lush landscape painting, for instance, a work redolent of peace and plenty and the Read More
Sometimes I get a feeling about someone, an artist, writer or performer: a feeling that they have more than talent, they have Wisdom. And sometimes I’m wrong. You can mistake genius for wisdom; I’m not sure they’re the same. But in any case, I’ve had that feeling for some time now about Ann Magnuson. Some Read More
The award for Most Offensive Comment not uttered by a Senator went to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who said at one of the first rallies protesting the shooting death of Amadou Diallo that the only category of crime that has not gone down in the Giuliani years has been crimes committed by the police.
Even Read More