Monthly Archives: April 2010

Only in San Francisco: ‘Liberal hate note’ is put on SUV’s windshield

Walking to the post office earlier today, I came across an SUV that had been ticketed for parking in a street-cleaning zone. Nothing unusual about that. But on the other side of the windshield flapped a big piece of paper … Continue reading

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T/S Exclusive: Craigslist's Craig Newmark on newspapers, liberals, Mideast, and more

It’s 10 a.m. on a typical morning in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood. The fog that inundates this part of the city is beginning to lift, and the area’s denizens – 30-year-old hipsters, aging hippies, young parents, college students, and … Continue reading

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On YouTube (and elsewhere on the Internet), the N-word is spewed like never before

Around the United States today, newspapers have glowing tributes to civil rights pioneer Dorothy Irene Height, who passed away at age 98. The Washington Post calls Height “the founding matriarch of (the) U.S. civil rights movement,” while the New York … Continue reading

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Islam and Simon Cowell: ‘Idol’ judge is causing a stir with his Afghan fiancée

One of the last times I give a talk for my book (“Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots”), a woman in hijab asked me when Americans would begin “trusting” Islam. By that, she meant, “When will Islam … Continue reading

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The public wants to know: Did Sandra Bullock condone her husband’s Nazi antics?

What if Sandra Bullock did condone her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s Nazi proclivities? What then? OK. Maybe you weren’t aware of the Internet chatter (see here, here and here) that wonders if America’s sweetheart knew of Jesse James’ Hitler antics and (gasp!) tolerated … Continue reading

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The South’s Confederate mindset is always stunning to ‘Northerners’ like me

The news that Virginia’s governor is embracing Confederate History Month has stunned civil-rights leaders, and why not? The proclamation makes no mention of slavery or the long fight to end the slave trade – an omission that today’s Washington Post … Continue reading

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Money isn’t everything: A Top 10 list of rich people who tried to be elected

Almost $60 million. That’s how much Meg Whitman has committed so far — of her own money – to be California’s next governor. Whitman, who announced today that she’s lent herself another $20 million, can afford it. She’s a billionaire … Continue reading

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