Hate, Fear, Patriotism

These three publications—Liberation, The Patriot Review, and WAR—each delivered hardcore hate to those who believed in the superiority of a few over the many.

Ted Rall’s “Censored” Obama Cartoon and Other Controversies

Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog column headline is “I have been censored by Daily Kos.” I recommend that you...

When Green Equaled Racist

Ruth Benedict and her colleague collaborated with the legendary animation studio UPA, famous for its Gerald McBoing Boing and Mr. Magoo cartoons, which had done a brilliant cartoon titled The Brotherhood of Man.

Today's Obsession: Racial Scapegoating

Interesting: two separate conservative senatorial candidates, Sharron Angle and David Vitter are using the same stock photo of three latino guys—one looking quite annoyed—to represent “illegal aliens,” and as such, shining an unwanted kleig light on them, making them the faces of illegal occupants of the US. I have some questions about this photo:...