Category Archives: publics

Barney Frank on hate crime legislation

I love this speech:

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sex in public in OK City

Why aren’t straight people arrested for sex in public? I know that they are sometimes, but I have heard stories from many people about how they were caught in the act by a police officer who just let them go … Continue reading

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Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 2 minutes

About a month ago or so, Rosa asked us to distill J├╝rgen Habermas’s Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere down to a two-minute “fairy tale.” I made a YouTube video, but I don’t think I posted it because I… well, … Continue reading

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what does “public christian” mean?

hilzoy at Obsidian Wings has a decent rebuttal to the idea that if sexuality becomes constitutionally protected, that Christians will lose their rights to be public Christians. The claim, made by Rod Dreher, is that speaking out against homosexuality in … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall Kiss destroyed

(via Towleroad) The famous kiss between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German counterpart Erich Honecker painted on the Berlin Wall has been destroyed. I’m sad, and the artist, Dmitri Vrubel, isn’t too happy either: But Dmitri Vrubel, who never … Continue reading

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