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Is Dylann Roof America Personified?

The horrific, racially motivated murder spree by Dylann Roof also served as a call to action for those who see the awful events of Wednesday night as corroboration of their core beliefs about the poisonous nature of American culture. Briefly, … Continue reading

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Fun with Offensive Trademarks

For no particular reason whatsoever, I thought it might be worthwhile to take some time to poke around the USPTO database.  I wanted to see what potentially “disparaging,” “immoral,” or “scandalous” trademarks and service marks are still live in 2014. Here’s a … Continue reading

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“Case Closed” on “Redskins” Rationale?

On Olbermann last night, host Keith Olbermann delivered a powerful anti-“Redskins” commentary tied both to the team’s ill-advised #RedskinsPride hashtag campaign, as well as a recent discovery that the team’s name was not chosen partially to honor head coach “Lone Star” … Continue reading

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Adam Silver’s Mistake

With the Donald Sterling saga now more-or-less concluded (at least the portion that won’t take place inside of a courtroom), I was thinking about NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference on Tuesday afternoon. There was simply too much momentum against … Continue reading

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Go Cancel Yourself

The “#CancelColbert” mini-movement may finally be it. After years of steamrolling toward this apparently inevitable conclusion, we may at last have reached the point wherein the universe of the offended folds in on itself.  We’ve found our way to “snake … Continue reading

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“Redskins” Round-Up

I’ve talked before about how I enjoy writing for a bunch of different outlets, because doing so allows me to write about such varying topics.  One of the things that burned me out on being full-time at VirginiaPreps was writing … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Constitutional Law and George Zimmerman

In part one of this lengthy podcast, Harrison Weinhold stops by to talk about the very eventful week in Supreme Court news, as he and Tom talk constitutional theory, how Supreme Court opinions, whether “liberal” or “conservative,” read more and more … Continue reading

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Imbeciles React to a Story About Swimming

I saw a fairly innocuous local news story come across my Facebook feed today.  The piece was the sort of semi-fluff that local stations like to show on their 5 o’clock broadcast.  The underlying news item was that data indicates … Continue reading

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BioShock Infinite

2K Games released BioShock Infinite to acclaim and mild controversy a little over a month ago.  In development for five years, the game was much-anticipated by fans of the series, but the subject matter raised some eyebrows in the gaming community … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Harrison Weinhold (2/27/13)

Tom and Harrison sit down again in this podcast recorded on February 24th.  They chat about a very diverse group of subjects, including the Academy Awards, the future of the television and movie industries, NASCAR and safety concerns, “hipsterism” and … Continue reading

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