Friday, January 14, 2011

Links of the Day, Jan 14, 2011

In the present depressing political environment in the United States, it is something of a comfort to know that many individuals, resisting the current malaise, are writing cogent and brilliantly argued articles of refutation.

Today I make links to several of these articles:

(1) Lawrence Davidson is a professor of History at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, whose analyses of current events are consistently pointed, progressive in tone, and clearly argued. Today he considers the political impact of the Tucson murders, and the responsibility for them, shared between right-wing, hysterical Republicans, and tepid, cowardly Democrats who have confronted violence with mere passivity.
This man is always worth reading.