Young White Men in Crisis

james hlms

*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: If the men were males of color, poor white males or Muslims these recurring mass shootings would be stereotypically explained as inherent to their make-up, affirming and fueling continued fear of them.

Household Income: Slip Slidin’ Away

sylvia allegretto

*+-Sylvia Allegretto: In recent expansions post-recession income gains have taken longer to materialize and given the enormity of the Great Recession it may be years before we see any improvement.

Nittany Lion Country: Gut-Check Time

penn state candlelight vigil

*+-John Peeler: We are Penn State if we have ever been part of an organization that chose to keep a scandal quiet and in-house, rather than reporting it to the authorities.

A Few Cutting Remarks

indecision-wide

*+-Walter Brasch: Slagheap World Airlines announced that in the spirit of national cost cutting, it would cut back its cockpit crew to one pilot and eliminate flight attendants, meals, and life rafts. “This way,” said the president, “we won’t have to penalize our loyal stockholders by lowering our return on investment.”

All about Chaz

chaz-wide

*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: when we see in the documentary Cher — gay icon nonpareil — not celebratory about Chaz’s transition as her close friends and girlfriend Jenny are, it’s unnerving.