Canadian Eloquence on Freedom & Minority Rights — and What a Real Constitutional Amendment Ought to be About Anyway. . .



The other day, I was moved by this Colbert King column that made the link betweeen the W.E.B. Du Bois-led civil rights movement at Niagara Falls 100 years ago and the pursuit of equal rights for gays and lesbians and the legalization of same-sex marriage.

East Germany’s Historical Memory Problems: Jacob Heilbrunn Puts the Dresden Neo-Nazis in Context



I just got off the phone with Jacob Heilbrunn from whom I received permission to post this excellent and educational article about the large neo-Nazi demonstration in Dresden this past week. Heilbrunn deftly delineates between the two former parts of Germany and how each managed its historical memory challenges.

Could Jeff Gannon/Jim Guckert Be Turned? The Scandal Makes it to the Respectable Press in Kurtz Column



Howard Kurtz has a very long column today profiling Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. Most of what Kurtz writes on is the excellent investigative work of John Aravosis, but he makes some other important points.