New NSA revelations far more newsworthy than missing airplanes

The headlines might feature something new every day, but really important news stories have a nagging tendency to remain important, no matter how much time they get on television. In fact, you can usually tell a really important news story by its distinct lack of mainstream media coverage, particularly after the initial shock has worn … Continue reading New NSA revelations far more newsworthy than missing airplanes

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Death of Fred Phelps should be a commiseration, not a celebration

When word came out last week that Fred Phelps was on his deathbed, much of the public reaction was, unsurprisingly, as scathing as it was justified. Phelps, who died on March 19, was the founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and patriarch of what is often called the most hated family in America. … Continue reading Death of Fred Phelps should be a commiseration, not a celebration