Category Archives: current events

A Day in the Life

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] On 9/11/11, I spent a few hours watching memorial services and the footage from 9/11/01 that MSNBC has re-aired every year since. It’s incredibly difficult, but I’ve found it important over the past decade to take … Continue reading

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NY-9 Heats Up

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] It must be election time again, because Park51 is back in the news. The special election to replace former Queens representative Anthony Weiner will take place on September 13th. Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 in … Continue reading

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Knowing Is Half the Battle

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] When I started off as a Field Fellow for SAALT, I expected the work to be pretty tough. We have ambitious deliverables to meet, and I thought I’d be running up against a lot of … Continue reading

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2012: Eye on Immigration

[cross posted at The SAALT Spot] As we enter another election season, we should be keeping even closer tabs on how candidates are discussing immigration. Last night, the GOP candidates squared off for the first time in Iowa. Not all of … Continue reading

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Comedy Revisited

Someone on the Twitterverse pointed to me to this hilarious clip from Stephen Colbert. We are treated to a FOX correspondent’s comparison of birth control and abuse counseling to spa treatments, as well as Colbert’s reliable evisceration of the absurd: … Continue reading

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Laws Without Teeth

To its credit, this Times of India article is trying to say that the use of “modesty” as a legal principle on which to judge rape cases is ludicrous and archaic. However, its proposed solution falls short: What India urgently … Continue reading

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Faces of Terrorism

Cross posted at SAALT. I’m still horrified by the recent events in Norway. I hope that all those directly affected will soon be on a path to emotional recovery. As the world watched and waited to discover who was behind … Continue reading

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More Voices

I’ve been blogging over at blog.saalt.org in my capacity as NYC area Field Fellow. The following is cross-posted at the SAALT Spot . Do you remember the name Mark Anthony Stroman? On September 21, 2001, Stroman walked into several Dallas … Continue reading

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Intent Isn’t King

Leonard Lopate hosted a segment on comedy last week, speaking with comedians Paul Provenza and Billy Connolly. Lopate asked his guests if any jokes were truly off-limits, citing Gilbert Gottfried’s Japan “jokes” and Tracy Morgan’s homophobic shenanigans. Connolly immediately made the comment … Continue reading

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Why I Donated to Hollaback’s “I’ve Got Your Back” Campaign

I went out to run a quick errand the other day. I only expected to be out for about five minutes, but then I kept thinking of other tasks that needed doing, and ended up walking around town for about … Continue reading

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