McCain, Iran, Cigarettes

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Cigarette seller in Tehran [kamshots / Flickr] The US currently exports over ten times more to Iran than at the start of the Bush administration. At the top of the pile: cigarettes. Somewhat suprising, no? John McCain seemed to think so last week when he responded by saying, "Maybe that's a ...

Free Speech Cure for Racism

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

Sexism isn't the only wart on the Democratic primary. Obama's blackness has of course come up in blatant and derogatory ways. Also in slipperier form from the Clinton campaign: after Hillary won in Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky and brandished her white support, she was accused by many of playing ...