By now you’ve probably seen that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has blamed his “staff” for “overreacting” to a tweet written by a Kansas high school student that read: “Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person (hash)heblowsalot.”
Ed Koch has done a lot of things. He was a soldier. He was a U.S Congressman. He was reelected three times as Mayor of New York City. He was the judge on the television series “The People’s Court.” He is a movie critic. He is a lifelong advocate for the people of New York City.
In his article, “Penn State’s Tragedy Enabled By Coaches and Others Who Looked Away,” Forum director Thane Rosenbaum argues that the moral failures of Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary and Graham Spanier were aided by a “a lackluster legal system.” Because there is no legal duty to rescue, these men are immune from criminal punishment.
Two nights ago, I settled onto my couch to catch up on The Good Wife. Although the show is almost completely unrealistic from a practical standpoint in that first year associates argue cases at trial and every attorney in the firm practices every kind of law, I still find it irresistibly entertaining.
America’s latest bout of high-profile political and celebrity scandals presents a disgusting trend growing more and more common in American society – our willingness to completely ignore the victim.
It’s hard to identify what exactly is the most shocking element of the Penn State tragedy. Jerry Sandusky’s repeated sexual assault of numerous minor boys is surely at the top of the list, but what about the graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, who witnessed the abuse first-hand and, instead of immediately calling the police, called his father?
Back in September, NJ Governor Chris Christie vetoed a tax credit of $420,000, which had been approved by the state’s Economic Development Authority for the production company of the reality show, “Jersey Shore.”
“How do you do New York?” These words caught my eye from a scene in the movie Kramer v. Kramer. The advertising workaholic father – Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) – had them in bold font in what looked like a newspaper cutout, sitting directly in the center of his bulletin board at his work place.
Recently, I watched The Problem, testimony of the Saharawi people, a documentary about the situation in the occupied territory of Western Sahara. This Spanish documentary, realized by Jordi Ferrer and Pablo Vidal, shows us the repression of the Saharawi people by the Moroccan security force and includes victim testimony about repression.
Dexter is a Showtime series based on the novel“Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter Morgan is a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department during the day and a serial killer during the night.