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(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 1, 2007 Looking Towards the Promised Land: Why America Cannot "Get Over" Slavery
As both Blacks and Jews could tell you, "getting over" slavery like transcending several millenia of blood libel, doesn't happen overnight. Nor does it happen in the space of the century-and-a-half since the putative abolition of slavery in 1865. Try more like three-and-a-half thousand years.
SHARE Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Dying and Living in COPS America
Television producers John Langley, John Walsh and Chris Hansen may be the most dangerous men in America today. Langley is the producer of "COPS," Walsh, the creator of "America's Most Wanted," and Hansen, the correspondent for MSNBC's "To Catch a Predator." Collectively, they are point-people in a television genre acclimating Americans to a general dismemberment of once-cherished civil rights.
SHARE Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Bono Invests in Forbes: Oh No Bono/Not U2?
U2 lead singer Bono's investment group, Elevation Partners has reportedly invested $250 million into the Forbes media empire. Can the world-class busybody Bono find happiness as Steve Forbes silent partner? Or will he be the deus ex machina dragging Forbes kicking and screaming into the 18th Century?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 7, 2006 The "Cracker Factor"
Accounting for the American South's cornpone-ucopia of overheated, overexposed, over-the-top stories about life-supported spouses, kidnapped children, missing high-schoolers, run-amok lacrosse teams, and runaway brides.