South Dakota loses, adds “hate group”

Last year, the the Southern Poverty Law Center‘s “Hate Map” identified four “hate groups” operating in South Dakota. The 2009 map is out and it says South Dakota had three hate groups active in 2009, two of which are making repeat appearances.

Once again, the best known is the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, which was […]

Book Review: Dark Heart of the Night by Léonora Miano

Philosophical concepts tend to be topics for abstract discussions in ivory towers. In that setting, the real world sometimes seems secondary to applying various modes of logic and reasoning. Cameroon-born author Léonora Miano’s novel Dark Heart of the Night illustrates how fiction can personify such concepts and their role in the lives of one or […]

Weekend Edition 3-27

Blog Headline of the Week

So, Health Care Bill Becomes Law: Where’s the Black Helicopters?

Blog Line of the Week

“Like Lindsay Lohan, March Madness is something you can’t avoid hearing about no matter how hard you try.”

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Saving the Goggle students

The dark side of American protest […]

Friday Follies 2.7

Stupid Legislative Trick of the Week: A Minnesota Senate committee has approved a bill requiring state employees to only use lodging with “clean hotel policies and procedures.” And what, may you ask, are those? Well, they are “policies and procedures to reasonably eliminate within the facility the availability of sexually explicit work[.]” And here I […]

The strain of abundant diversions

There aren’t a lot of things that I really, really, really enjoy. So it seems odd that having plenty of opportunity to engage in a couple of those things would feel, well… somewhat stressful. Yet reading books and watching hockey make me think I need a vacation. Not to get away from those things — […]