How come so many screwball claims about the left from the right come right from left field? Why don’t conservatives balk at throwing so many verbal wild pitches? How many really bad baseball analogies can one introduction contain? Fret not: A look at a few of the ongoing dippy assertions made about liberals is now at the plate.
As most of us have noticed, the FBI has been sweeping the United States with personal visits to activists during the days leading up to the Democratic Party Convention in Boston. Most effected by the sweep have been anarchists. As the target of an FBI online harassment operation, I could not help but to notice the inverse relationship between the real world harassment and the online harassment. It appears that as more agents have been deployed in the field, fewer are available to harass activists online.
The Democratic National Convention that gathers in Boston this week to nominate John F. Kerry for president will be more like a coronation than a competition. Huzzahs, speeches, bands, balloons. These affairs have long lost any suspense or spontaneity, but somewhere amid the endless corporate schmoozing and lobbyist glad-handing, you'd expect an ounce of inspiration.