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COMMENTARY: CSUSM president responds to hate with platitudes

But apparently she does believe that platitudes and impotent resources restricted by tushy-covering legal counsel are an adequate response to the bigotry, homophobia, misogyny, obscenity and glorification of violence spread across the CSUSM campus via The Koala.

COMMENTARY: The scent of a memory

I watch a pair of beautiful young men holding hands. I am certain, pretty certain — no, absolutely confident that, despite any discomfort any of the veterans might feel, they would still go to war to protect these young men’s freedom. At least that’s how I like to think of them.

COMMENTARY: What does it mean to be a feminist these days?

Equality, equality is a toughy. Which brings me back to the question of what it means to be a feminist today, and I am certain that the first part of the complex answer is to be mad. I’ll let you know when I figure out the rest.

COMMENTARY with VIDEO: Fear no evil, even during a massive blackout

America reacted in fear after 9/11, but Norway didn't after the recent massacre. Our democracy is now saddled with the Patriot Act and other laws that violate our rights to privacy, free speech and due process, and entrench government secrecy and unconstitutional surveillance powers that threaten our freedom.

COMMENTARY: Is Michele Bachmann a "girl scout with a switchblade knife"?

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R–Minn.) might not be able to sustain her Tea Party-fueled lead among the perfidy of presidential wannabes, but while she remains in the race, admit it: She makes for good entertainment — in a morbidly fascinating sort of way.