Archive for January, 2015

Defining the Line

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Where is the line between satire and hate speech?
Who gets to define it? What should be the consequences of crossing it?
One is legal, one is not. The first is often brilliant commentary, the other is just hate.
The massacre – there is no other word for it – at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in [...]


Don Edwards at 100

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We should all celebrate today with Don Edwards, the gifted, passionate liberal beacon in Congress for three-plus decades, who is celebrating his 100th birthday at his home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, surrounded by family and friends. He’ll be fielding phone calls from all over the country and enjoying cake with several generations of children and [...]