Posts tagged “opinion”
July 15, 2011
Split California into two states? That’s what Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has proposed in hopes of creating “South California,” a new state that would be founded on Republican principles. But, as Ted Rall suggests in his weekly cartoon, such a plan could backfire.
April 13, 2011
To get good seats for Snooki, some students showed up seven hours early. The decision to invite her at $32,000 was made by the students themselves, so this was also democracy in action. Snooki is a Jersey girl, and the venue was in New Jersey, but the students’ identification with her goes a lot deeper, I think. They like her because she is wholly untalented and unapologetically stupid. Her vapidity gives them hope. If someone this unexceptional can cash in on fifteen glorious minutes, then maybe the good, easy life can be theirs also, unless, of course, they like to cogitate and can string three or four sentences together. If that’s the case, then fuggedaboutit. Onto the trash heap you go!