Assume the Position
Saturday, December 28, 2002
What have you done for me lately? Colby Cosh observes that democracies are ill-suited to proactively foster good feelings abroad, and provides a couple examples of even the efforts of semi-benign empires backfiring sooner or later.
Sunday, December 22, 2002
Code words. On December 3, 2002, California's Democratic Governor Gray Davis said,
"Today's decision is a victory for all Californians, the environment, and states' rights."Hmmm? How could everybody let Davis slide on that? I mean, context be damned, everybody just knows that "states' rights" are the code words for segregation, right? Why would Davis celebrate a "victory" for such a racist concept?
While I don't see a connection between the court's decision to block offshore drilling and segregation, I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people who would invent one if Davis were a Republican.