Stephen Colbert and I probably don’t agree on much politically, but his work in highlighting the absurdity and danger of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has served the American people well. Even if you agree with Citizens United (wait, is Donald Trump reading this?), it’s hard to deny the contributions of a guy who, in this day of sound-bytes and talking points and slogans and sales pitches, takes time on a comedy show to dissect and explain (and dismantle) a Supreme Court majority opinion! He had a former Chief Justice on his show! Again — comedy show. Jeez. As someone who is sickened by the corrupting influence of money in American politics, I have SUCH affection and appreciation for Colbert here. That’s the long way around the barn to say, you should read this Slate Jurisprudence article on Colbert’s tireless (and hilarious) battle against government-approved, systematized baksheesh and palm greasing.
OK, y’all need to add this blog to your reader. It’s the online home of my friends Lachlan and Terri whose life has just gotten super craze-balls (and not necessarily in a bad way!) in the last few months. Read, and pray for them as they re-start their adoption process, would you?
My ol’ pal Bobby and his wife Kristen are songwriters. Their blog is fantastic. Read it.
This post (again by Douglas Wilson; I am such a lame fangirl, linking to him every week) about made me sob. So good. Such a fantastic corrective to the “women are ornaments of good society”/traditionalist perspective AND the “anything you can do, I can do better (and backwards! And in high heels!)” perspective. And if you don’t know what a caryatid is, and I know I sure didn’t, here you go.
And, of course, what WIRW would be complete without a link to the Downton TV Club chat (warning: much saltier language this week than in previous weeks)?