Kirsten Gillibrand is facing challenges from two liberal candidates in the 2012 U.S. Senate race in New York. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
These last few days I’ve been making preparations to review a book written by a longtime leader of the Independence Party of New York. I’ve heard some funny things about the Independence Party of New York, mostly alleging some form of “cultish” behavior. I don’t like “cult” accusations very much, considering that most of the [...]
They kicked Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti Park. Occupy Wall Street is still in Zuccotti Park.
Today, Occupy Wall Street is beginning a series of marches that will lead up to a massive May Day protest. Today’s march will go from Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Plaza by the protesters) to the New York Stock [...]
Brown, Esbensen and Geis’ Criminology 7th Edition expresses problems with the Uniform Crime Reports dryly:
“The UCR also can be a tool for political manipulation. Police administrators sometimes rely upon these data to justify requests for additional money for personnel, equipment, and training. At other times, the Crime Index can be manipulated by a department [...]
New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.
Satanic Panic by Jeffrey S. Victor is a great book for its empirical thoroughness, tracking the spread of rumors about Satanic cults across the United States in the 1980s, documenting a complete lack of evidence for actual cult activity, and working to explain how an utterly fictitious threat could have aroused a vivid campaign of [...]
An out of state religious organization plans to use its tax exempt status to interfere in New York’s 2012 state elections, attempting to punish state legislators who voted to expand the institution of marriage. [...]
I’m trying to find some evidence that the Christian god is punishing New York State for its approval of same-sex marriage, but haven’t had any luck yet. Anyone have some instances of divine retribution? [...]
If she really wants government out of “our houses of worship”, when will new U.S. Representative Ann Marie Buerkle introduce legislation to end the government handouts to churches through the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives? [...]
Judson Phillips, founder of the for-profit corporation called Tea Party Nation, has some choice words regarding the idea of a mosque being built in New York City (link held behind subscription-only firewall):
Insult does not even begin to describe this farce. First, that New York would even allow the building of this Mosque boggles the [...]
Lost in the kerfuffle about Carl Paladino’s anti-gay remarks is the reason he gave them in the first place. Carl Paladino, the Republican Party nominee for Governor of New York State, delivered virulently anti-gay remarks in New York City as part of a deal to receive an endorsement from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the founder and [...]
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