Increasingly, elections aren’t just confined to Election Day. They’re held in the supermarket and liquor stores when people penalize or reward companies for their role in the political debate of the day. Read more →
In an earlier, simpler era, news organizations had easy decisions when it came to racist statements in public. They opted to report on them in the belief that it would reveal the extent to which racism existed, even though it was hidden. The audience would be repulsed and push back, and decency would win the day. Easy call. Read more →
The DFL candidates for governor are debating on MPR News this morning and it’s not too hard to figure out that attorney general Lori Swanson, whose last-minute entry into the race roiled the primary waters, is going to be the target of her opponents. They likely smell blood in the water following a damning story from The Intercept that Swanson used state employees to perform campaign work. Read more →
It was only a matter of time before the politics landfill of America included a controversy surrounding Bigfoot. In Virginia’s 5th District, Democrat Leslie Cockburn says Republican Denver Riggleman is “a devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” the Washington Post says. “This is not what we need on Capitol Hill.” Included in her tweet was a drawing Read more →
We know a little something about the process of finding and booking guests for shows on TV and radio but we still can’t figure out how, assuming a minimal level of competence, Fox News ended up booking a Massachusetts opponent of separating immigrant children from their parents when it thought it was lining up an Arizona supporter of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement policies. Read more →
I’m generally not a big fan of of the theatrics and drama of people who declare that they’re leaving Twitter. Just go, already, if it’s not for you.
Everyone who’s on Twitter already knows it’s become a cesspool of bickering and politics since, well, you know. That’s not all Twitter is, of course, but it can easily give you a skewed perspective of the human condition and that can be exhausting. Read more →