Friday, October 28th, 2016

This is not the first, and probably not the last, time Amanda Marcotte embarrases Slate. With enthusiasm, Marcotte tells how Emma Sulkowicz, the performance artist who was allegedly raped, carried a mattress to graduation to complete the protest against the university that refused to expel her alleged attacker. Marcotte does mention that the accused young man was […]

Slate Magazine’s Alyssa Rosenberg can be taken off the list of serious people. She reviewed an updated, politically correct version of Romeo and Juliet (I know) and still found it wanting. The fault is not with the stars, but with Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet itself hasn’t aged well. The story follows Juliet Capulet, who is […]

Somehow Weigel didn’t want to miss it. Writing at Slate Magazine, Weigel comments on the last appeals of a desperate party: “Citizens United is hurting us,” says Michael Turner, a Democratic activist running for sheriff in Eau Claire. “We’ve got loads and gobs of undisclosed money on issue ads. Because there’s no disclosure, there’s no […]

A couple more tries at this and we’ll have our own Woodstock. Then again, that was a disaster, too. Christopher Beam writes at Slate Magazine some of of his impressions of the Tea party in Washington D.C. But Wednesday’s protest was full of reminders that when it comes to mass demonstration, conservatives are still a […]