Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic | Joel Golby
A Bic UK study has shown that a third of teenagers have never written a letter. So what? They have Snapchat. They need pens as much as they need witch-dunking equipment
- Dear Ben Carson: Actually, You Are a 'Homophobe' If You're Opposed to Marriage Equality Now
The problem is yours, not ours, Dr. Carson. Phobias, you certainly should know as a neurosurgeon, require hard work and psychiatric or psychological counseling to overcome. So, I’d say, "doctor, heal thyself," but, actually, you need to get yourself some help.
- Black Girls and the Police State Menace
Whenever there’s a black girl on a school campus wielding a dangerous weapon like a cell phone, white macho can always be counted on to come to civilization’s rescue with the full force of fascist violence. These days, unarmed black children rank higher than mass murderers with semi-automatic weapons as public enemy number one on American school campuses.
- The Movement Against Police Violence Isn’t Ignoring ‘Black-on-Black Crime’
Black Lives Matter activists are concerned about intra-racial violence. But they don’t see police and prisons as the solution.
- Stop Brutalizing Kids in the Classroom
Wearing a uniform and a badge should not make someone less accountable for their actions. In fact, it should make them more so.
- Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Where Are Black Children Safe?
A video of a high school student being violently disciplined is a viral reminder of terrifying vulnerability.
- The GOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge
We need the surgeon’s skills on pain of agonizing death, and reward him commensurately, but that does not make him a Voltaire. Still, it makes one wonder: if Carson the surgeon believes evolution is a hoax, where does he think the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that plague hospitals come from?
- Disturbing Schools
So South Carolina has a special crime category called "disturbing schools," which seems to be creating just that: disturbing schools. Very disturbing schools.
- The Right-Wing Plot to Overturn Marriage Equality
Some social conservatives are still holding on to hope that they can reverse marriage equality. The thinking goes that if Republicans keep control of the House and Senate plus win the presidency in 2016, their next target becomes the Supreme Court.