If there’s one news story you read this week, check out the New York Times article on Sheldon Adelson. Adelson, 78, is one of the richest men in America (reputedly worth $22 billion) and a huge financial backer of Newt Gingrich—he’s contributed $17 million dollars in support of Newt in recent years. It’s pretty interesting to read about [...]
Yesterday, Feministing alerted us to the lovely news that the Tennessee Tea Party wants to delete every reference to slavery from the state’s textbooks. You heard it right, folks. In the TTP’s own words: “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of [...]
…in a democracy like America, it’s not just politicians or elites who are responsible for American foreign policy. [...] Every American, including you and me, bears some responsibility for these policies, and Americans who disagree with them are obligated to express their dissent and do something about it. It’s a powerful claim, but what can the average American do?
Anyone who pays even marginal attention to politics knows that media outlets think it’s never too early to start talking about the upcoming presidential election. I try to avoid that wave of premature coverage myself until the year of, but now that 2012 has finally arrived, I’ll allow myself to dig in. Rather than discussing [...]
The week’s best links that we didn’t get to. This is the last Endpoint and the last blog post of the semester. We hope you’ve enjoyed the past ten weeks of new issues and posts. Be sure to check out our final issue of the semester on the limits of science if you haven’t already, and look [...]
One of the blogs I check out most consistently is Sociological Images, a site with a sociological but accessible take on everything from pop culture to high politics. One strength is it confronts the ways culture imagines and pictures gender and bodies, and last week’s post on women body images is no exception.