Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays qui a deux cent quarante-six variétés de fromage? Charles de Gaulle’s plaintive question — “How does one govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” — is well considered in this time. History is painted heavy with the woeful tales of shattered nations. Yet while we […]
One objection that’s sometimes raised about youth voter pre-registration in the General Assembly is that young voters are apathetic, and they won’t take advantage of pre-registration even if we implement it. Since pre-registration would cost next to nothing, I’ve never understood what the point of this argument is. Especially since the data from Florida (where
“If you are incapable of mustering pride in this moment, and if you cannot appreciate how meaningful this day is for millions of black folks who stood in lines for up to seven hours to vote, then your cynicism has become such an encumbrance as to render you all but useless to the liberation movement.”
Arizona and Florida banned gay marriage yesterday. As of thirty-eight minutes ago, California was still undecided. San Francisco didn’t legalize prostitution. And, weirdest of all, Arkansas banned unmarried people from adopting. Not just the gay ones, mind you, but all unmarried people. Sorry, orphans!
And also, too: The Liberty Elm. New additions: Downtown will be hopping: The Providence Black Rep is hosting One Nation Under a Groove. It’s a fundraiser too: $20, complimentary apps. Starts at 5pm, but if you really care about how the election goes, you should probably still be phone-banking then. Goes until close. Bravo is
When difficult times arise, I find it comforting to turn to the words of the great American poet, Bob Dylan. Tonight I think back to High Water from Dylan’s Love & Theft album, where he said: “High water risin’ – risin’ night and day, all the gold and silver are being stolen away…Things are breakin’
We’re one week out from the Nov. 4 election and the polls are tightening. What once seemed like a sure thing, now looks in danger of slipping away. FiveThirtyEight.com is calling it a “toss-up.” I’m talking about California’s Proposition 8, a measure that would amend their state constitution and abolish over 11,000 same-sex marriages in