Baseball: More important than Families

The welfare and health of a new mother and her baby aren’t nearly as important as baseball, so please, schedule completely unneeded major surgery for you and your child so that your man can go play baseball. At least that’s the message Boomer Esiason would like to share. When Mets baseballl player dared to use […]

Activism, credibility and finding the right platform

Did the recent #CancelColbert hashtag incident actually help anti-racism? It started in response to this… On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for “The Colbert Report” committed the comedic sin of delivering a punchline without its setup. The offending tweet, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation […]

Response to “More than just a set of reproductive organs…”

Outrage Over Sexist Remarks Turns Into a Political Fund-Raising Tool “I’m more than just a set of reproductive organs and I’d like someone to talk to me about how they’ll help my pocketbook and keep my health care plan that I like, and Democrats don’t have a good response to that,” said Katie Packer Gage, […]

Single issue commenting vs. our mission

Moderating comments on this site has always been a special hell. When you talk about complex concepts that most people mistakenly think are quite simple, you get a lot of comments that are not badly intended, but don’t foster the sort of nuanced discussion we need to have here. Therefore, I’m changing my moderation strategy […]