Is Segregation a San Francisco Value?

Bill O’Reilly and other conservative talkers often portray my beloved San Francisco as a liberal Sodom and Gomorrah, an icon of corrupt mores summarized snidely as San Francisco Values. At first blush, a recent story in SF Weekly appears to fit O’Reilly’s liberal stereotype: “Schoolhouse Rocked: S.F.’s Most Controversial Charter School Throws Off For-Profit Masters”.  […]

Corporate funded fascists working hard to defeat American workers

The fascists at Fox work non-stop, 24/7 to bring their message of corporate fascism to a bewildered American population.  They also work day and night to advise their supplicant coin-operated politicians how to divide and conquer the working class in the interest of corporatiziing the state. The truth of the matter is that we are […]

Let’s Bury Hitler

In 1946, a year after the end of World War II, George Orwell had already buried Hitler, at least linguistically, in his famous essay “Politics and the English Language“: “Fascism has no meaning now except so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable.’” Orwell’s point is not just that the word fascism was out of vogue, […]

Our Debate Culture—Someone Wins, but Never the Truth

Recently, a colleague asked a few other professors and me to participate in a student debate as part of his first year seminar. Our role in the debate was to evaluate the debate, and of course, choose a winning side. During the debate, I came to recognize something about the debate itself, the college freshmen […]

The Winds of Change are Blowing

I debated a day or so publishing this.  They shoot messengers here. We staunched the massive hemorrhaging, but the patient coded.  We pushed the eppi,.  We defibrillated at least six times, chest compressions, the whole nine yards.  The patient is acidotic.  Everyone looks to the doc.  It is time to call it.  THAT is where […]

O’Reilly falsely claimed Coleman "was certified the winner" in MN Senate race

Well, Bill O’Reilly has done it again by giving his viewers more mis-information. Thanks Bill: Media Matters