Political Discourse In America

We all know that I’m not a fan of immunity for telecommunications companies that helped the government in its (at best) legally-questionable warrantless wiretapping program. (Which, thankfully, the House grew some backbone and stopped on Thursday! :) ) Today, Facebook and ABC News asked about telecom immunity in its latest poll question, and I jumped […]

A Valentine’s mea culpa, ten years in the making

This post is the genesis of much internal turmoil and self-debate, as there are a number of angles I can come at Valentine’s Day with. The original plan was to come at it from my typical tongue-in-cheek style with a pinch of self-deprecation and bitterness over being single for the 20th time on the 14th of February. Then, I realized the timing of this year, and I must use this precious space to do the right thing.

Telecom immunity passes

This makes me ill (via NYT): The Senate rejected a series of amendments that would have restricted the government’s surveillance powers and eliminated immunity for the phone carriers, and it voted in convincing fashion — 69 to 29 — to end debate and bring the issue to a final vote. That vote is expected later […]

This is what I do in school

I think people would be interested to know what I do in class — so here goes. This is for my Television News Reporting class. My “news team” rocks. Justin, the guy who taped this, does part-time work in the College’s documentary department as a photog — and it shows, in 24p goodness. Alison, who […]