We will not stand idly by

Cynical Susan sends this, a heartbreaking story about a racially-charged incident. It includes this: In a post-racial world, there’s no silence. Even if you can’t directly act, you take a stand to support those who are assaulted, like the woman who volunteered to be a witness, or the manager who took action. That personal action is …

For this, he breaks his silence?

The news is all over that Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas broke his 10-year silence (a record!) during yesterday’s oral arguments in Voisine v. United States. And the reason he spoke up? To question the gun ban that exists for domestic abusers. During a five-minute exchange with Ilana Eisenstein, the lawyer for the government, the conversation focused: largely on the …

On Sandusky and silence

Read what Patrice Fitzgerald has to say, at Indie Chicks Cafe. Patrice writes: If only it hadn’t happened, all those tender young boys who got involved with sports in Sandusky’s Second Mile program would have been helped and never hurt.  Joe Paterno would have had a wonderful career with years of football success and died …