• Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 45 Philip Semour Hoffman was found dead inside his New York City apartment today. The apparent cause, according to police, is a drug overdose. Hoffman was 46 years old. Hoffman first came on my radar in 1999, with his subtle, electrifying performance as Freddie Miles in The Talented Mr. Ripley.  Then, as always, he was the […]
  • President Obama calls on parents to launch a sustained effort to end gun violence President Obama addressed the nation this morning, one week after the Sandy Hook massacre that left twenty small children and six educators dead. He responded specifically to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have signed petitions at WethePeople.org asking for the White House to address gun violence. This morning’s address is a welcome signal […]
  • Noah Pozner, 6 Mourners gathered in Newtown, CT, today for the funeral of Noah Pozner, a six-year-old boy who was killed in Friday’s shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His uncle delivered the eulogy. “Noah was a little kid. He loved animals, video games and Mario Brothers. He was already a very good reader, and had just […]
  • What the Second Amendment Really Says Here is the second amendment in its entirety: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. The NRA, in its incessant lobbying, emphasizes only the the second part–“the right of the people to keep and bear arms”–completely […]
  • A good night for women in the Senate & Across America It was a good night for women in the Senate, and it was a good night for women in general. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), were all voted in. Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Missouri) won re-election, thanks in large part to Todd Akin’s infamous comments on “legitimate rape” […]
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