The Tabloid Left

When movie director Ridley Scott explained the reason for his ahistorical, white cast in his film “Exodus” he provoked outrage. Scott had told an interviewer: “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I’m…

Do Most Americans Support Torture?

WorldPublicOpinion.org, a project of the respected Program on International Policy Attitudes, released an important statement (sent to their email alert list but for some reason not published at their website) noting the widespread misreporting on public attitudes towards torture in the wake of the most recent revelations from the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on…

Who coined the Black Lives Matter slogan?

Who coined the Black Lives Matter slogan and organized the Million March NYC? Names like Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Synead Nichols. These women are not famous. Big names then place themselves at the head of the movement and get all the attention. But they’re not the ones who organize movements and they’re…