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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
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
Posted in Commentary, Politics, Sports Tagged Commentary, Free Speech, Intellectual Property, Offensiveness, Oneida, Politics, Racism?, Redskins, Sports, The First Amendment, Trademark, Washington Redskins 11 Comments
“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
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
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
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
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
Posted in Commentary, Gaming, Reviews Tagged BioShock Infinite, Booker DeWitt, Commentary, Conservatism, Dan Joseph, Gaming, Patriotism, Quantum Physics, Racism?, Zachary Hale Comstock Leave a comment
Saving Our Skins
I didn’t think much of it one way or the other when Harrison Weinhold brought up the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the podcast we recorded over a week ago. The conversation meandered from weighty issue to weighty issue, and the … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, General Culture and News, Politics, Sports Tagged Best in the World, Bobby Big Wheel, Commentary, Deadspin, Free Speech, Freedom of Speech, Gawker, General Culture and News, Long Form, Mainstream Media, Media Bias, Politics, Progressivism, Racism?, Robert McCartney, Sally Jenkins, Sports, The First Amendment, The Washington Post, Washington Redskins 12 Comments
I’m not going to address this past weekend’s events specifically. There are already hundreds of columns covering every aspect of what happened in Charlottesville (and what is happening, to a lesser extent, in Seattle and Richmond and elsewhere). Instead, I’d … Continue reading →