If Nouns and Verbs (Not Pronouns) Could Talk?

Do two queries equal a right, not a wrong?  Or is it right or wrong or vengeance or justice (in French with the accent)? Human rights or the French definition of good citizenship: liberté, égalité, fraternité? We could go on and on. What are costs of imperialism(s) or conquests — not just one, but of the whole globe and around again? Or as one of … Continue reading If Nouns and Verbs (Not Pronouns) Could Talk?

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Unbending Opposition

  Unbent? Not bent or twisted. The New York Times headlines are getting more creative with the paper’s 2020 report out.  Despite all the white faces on the front page above the fold, and the fact that there may soon be more tenured or tenure-track political-science professors than staff journalists (who are being halved again after already being halved 10 years ago, though their ranks are more … Continue reading Unbending Opposition

Let’s Look at It as Presidents in Mirror-Opposite Conversation

Putting aside the Democrats’ reassessment — or the irony that it’s not the GOP that has to open its tent — and putting aside that we’re no longer a polarized nation . . . and that a realignment of sorts occurred — a more dramatic realignment than most, since it sweeps into power the GOP on every level, the most important one arguably being their … Continue reading Let’s Look at It as Presidents in Mirror-Opposite Conversation

Trump’s S.L.A.P.P. = G.R.O.P.E. (read GOP Reprisal Opposing Public Exposure; or Grotesque Retribution Opposing Public Exposure).

 G.R.O.P.E. defines Trump’s own version of S.L.A.P.P. litigation (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.) The latest S.L.A.P.P. against a former porn star is especially egregious. I’d share the details but this is a G. audience blog. And most people watching the U.S. election have already heard or read this latest American presidency race to the bottom.  So just think about what G.R.O.P.E. could stand for — either GOP … Continue reading Trump’s S.L.A.P.P. = G.R.O.P.E. (read GOP Reprisal Opposing Public Exposure; or Grotesque Retribution Opposing Public Exposure).

Data POP (read how – thoughtworks)

 Terrific presentation at THOUGHTworks last night. Cathy O’Neil gave a stimulating presentation on her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, about the many misuses of algorithms in business, education, the judicial system, and many other areas. And Professor Augustin Chaintreau gave a riveting analysis containing seeds of ideas that that can be grown into ethical operating principles — or what I like to call EOP … Continue reading Data POP (read how – thoughtworks)

Trump’s Gang — Heads or Bodies of State?

Of course they beat their wives – Trump’s advisor(s) that is. There is already a link between terrorism and domestic violence, so why not the Alt Right media heads, like Bannon?  Ailes uses sexual harassment as a negotiating tool.  (Think about this for a moment if Trump appointed Bannon or Ailes as Secretary of State? Chris Christie gets to be the new AG, or is … Continue reading Trump’s Gang — Heads or Bodies of State?

MSNBC Follows Roger Ailes’s Media Recipe

Look. Gretchen Carlson’s Title VII civil-rights lawyers do not have to look far to find evidence of how Gretchen’s been treated as a sexual commodity selling bad boy/moralistic mama in 2016’s horse-race politics. MSNBC follows Roger Ailes’s recipe in a New York Times advertisement, making Nicolle Wallace the centerfold. The MSNBC producers – the supposed opposite of Fox News – present their “Codebreakers” with pride. … Continue reading MSNBC Follows Roger Ailes’s Media Recipe