WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton & the Death of Jeffersonian Democracy

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Somewhere back in the second Bush administration, U.S. politics gained transparency as a kind of running joke, a trundling circus-wagon of cheap face paint, bold contradictions and brutalized teleprompter speeches. It would have been way funnier if the offenders were fictional characters and not the actual leaders of our country (Frank Caliendo’s Dubya impression notwithstanding). If ‘political scandals’–pardon […]

De La Soul’s Got the Antidote!

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For every hip-hop listener in my generation, there’s a cinematic origin story. Ask him where he was when he first connected with Wu-Tang, Nas, Hiero, Redman etc. and you’ll get sprawling descriptions of cassette decks with foam headphones cranked up at the bus stop on cold, windy mornings. Our memories are rooted in the historical fabric of hip-hop; the signposts […]

Guest Post–“What Are We Talking About?: Thoughts On Terrorism In Today’s Discourse”

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We have a guest blog post today from my good friend John Brisker in Europe. I know John to be a marked bibliophile with knowledge ranging on topics from historical theology and philosophy to NBA folklore and Western literature. I had to have him on the blog–his erudition always shines through. This article especially highlights the […]