About Those Racist Attacks on Elaine Chao

I covered them here. Note that this isn't the first time such attacks have been leveled. So, I may have had reasons for writing, as I did, that "I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised if Groob was told to make the statements and take the professional hit in order to make racism work …

Some Might Call It “Racism”

Apparently, in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, it is incredibly important to point out that Mitch McConnell's wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao, is "Asian," and therefore, allegedly, "not from" Kentucky. To call this kind of rhetoric "nauseating" is to understate matters, of course. The state Democratic party has rebuked Kathy Groob, the operative …

Time to State the Obvious. Again.

Ted Nugent has behaved abominably. He should offer a direct, sincere, and unqualified apology for his loathsome remarks, and he should offer that apology directly to President Obama. Republicans should forcefully and unequivocally condemn Nugent for his remarks, and should refuse to campaign with him. I don't care how many votes it costs, and I …

Here’s a Revolutionary Thought

It seems to me that when the Department of Homeland Security realizes that it has on its payroll a racist who runs a website calling for the elimination of an entire race and "race traitors," who accuses the president of the United States of trying to "homosexualize" males of an entire race, and who is …

“C’est un Peu Trop, Non?”

Oui. C'est un peu trop: The truth comes out when we think no one else is listening. On Thursday a United Nations interpreter, unaware that her microphone was on, uttered words of truth in reaction to the General Assembly’s adoption of nine politically-motivated resolutions condemning Israel, and zero resolutions on the rest of the world. Under the …

Of Kristallnacht and Modern Day Anti-Semitism

Kristallnacht occurred between November 9-10, 1938, so simple math tells us that we are commemorating its 75th anniversary this year. I'd like to think that we are light years away from anti-Semitism being worth mentioning, but silly claims like "anti-Semitism scarcely exists in the West" notwithstanding, there remain reasons to be concerned about how Jews are treated …