Category Archives: Citizens United Ruling

Fighting Bigotry with Porn

Some days stand out, like January 21, 1908 – that was the day that New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. That was vetoed by the mayor, the long-forgotten George McClellan … Continue reading

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Not the Wright Stuff

This was supposed to be the Leona Helmsley election. You remember her – fabulously wealthy, and born on the Fourth of July too – a masterful businesswoman and real estate entrepreneur. Yeah, she had the nickname the Queen of Mean, … Continue reading

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Something Smells

There are things you get used to, and after a while you don’t notice them at all. It takes someone from the outside to notice what’s peculiar. Some of us wasted our youth reading all those Horatio Hornblower books – … Continue reading

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And Then Everything Changed

For a little perspective some folks like to drop by the usual This Day in History feature – and on Thursday, January 21, you’d find out that in 1910, on that same date, the Great Paris Flood began, with the … Continue reading

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