I do not watch the Grammys, so I was unaware that the Grammy powers that be had edited the speech by Lorde, the teenage sensation from New Zealand who sang what I thought was a boring chant about the misery of life without bling. Having read what they edited, you can see that they did her a great favor. I would like to think that people would have been put off by her speech, rather then intrigued by it.
I often do not send traffic to a site with which I disagree. I will identify it so others can find it, but I won’t hyperlink. A professor has done much the same thing regarding people who support the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement against Israel. He is refusing to site as sources people who support that foul movement.
Conservatives who watch the Supreme Court have long identified something called the Greenhouse syndrome to explain why conservative justices kept getting more liberal. Linda Greenhouse was this supreme court reporter for the New York Times. Too often justices tried to shape their opinions to please Greenhouse, rather than the Constitution. As this article reveals, Greenhouse is both an ideologue and an ignoramus. The justices were really dumbing down to please her.
As is probably true for many people, I have been following the case of Amanda Knox and Raphael Sollecito who were convicted in Italy for murdering Knox’s roommate, Amanda Kercher. And as is probably the case for many Americans, I think the Italian justice system failed at every level. Ace does a superb job of summing up it’s myriad failures.
David Goldman, a.k.a. Spengler, thanks that an increasingly religious Israel is heading in the right direction. The Bible supports him. Whenever ancient Israel deviated from religion it was punished; when it found its way back, God rewarded it. Goldman, of course, doesn’t just cite the Bible. He actually has facts and analysis to explain why he thinks this is a good thing.
This is the first article I’ve seen that logically explains the Edward Snowden conundrum (i.e. hero or traitor?). Snowden stole vast amounts of data that is of interest only to America’s enemies, and his search was set up to catch that data. To the extent he revealed that America is spying on her own citizens, he seems to have done so as a cover.
And here is a funny one from The Onion. As Homer Simpson would say, “It’s funny because it’s true.”