Entries by Anne Laurie

Monday Morning Open Thread: Imaginary Gardens, Genuine Toads

Much as I respect the man, a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in 2016 would be a Jesse Jackson 1988 campaign, or a Newt Gingrich 2012 campaign; mostly personal-brand enhancement, with a media-friendly gloss about the Overton Window. But, as per those past campaigns, there’s also the “discourage the dreamers” spoiler effect… and that’s clearly why […]

Late Night Open Thread: Professional Gladiators

(Matt Davies via GoComics.com) As a starting point: It is always wrong to hit women, children, or people who are smaller than the hitter. Violence is not the solution, no matter how much it may seem like a solution. Certainly your parents never hit you, quite probably not even a swat on the backside. Because […]

Sunday Evening Open Thread: Gladiators

Hey, remember when the NFL thought Michael Sam would be a distraction? — Luis Paez-Pumar (@paezpumarL) September 12, 2014 Speaking of gladiatorial endeavors, recovering Catholics and medieval-history fans might enjoy this NYTimes article: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Ill., has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son […]