December 12th, 2002

little review

Poem, Trent Lott and Politics as Usual

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America Experiences Technical Difficulties (very funny!) Courtesy jenwrites.

Help People For the American Way tell Bush what we think of Trent Lott

Slate's Today's Papers points out this site as having the best coverage so far on Lott.

One of the iconic events of the civil rights era was the murder of three civil rights workers -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner -- in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21, 1964. They even made a major motion picture about it -- Mississippi Burning (1988).

"In 1989," according to a March 29th, 1999 article in The Washington Post, Trent Lott "refused to co-sponsor a congressional resolution designating June 21 as Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner Day after the three civil rights workers murdered 25 years earlier in Mississippi." The truth is that everyone who's sentient and even remotely keeps up on politics has known about this stuff for years -- at least since the last Trent Lott-segregation scandal broke back in late 1998. Sad to say, everyone just agreed not to pay attention.

-- Josh Marshall

Also, found by juleskicks:
My Political Compass:
Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -8.36
Gee, what a surprise. I swing to the left.

Last night's Enterprise review at Trek standards must really be dropping.