• December 31, 2018

    Offense of the Month, December 2018

    How do you get to be an offender of the month? If you’re in the right place at the […]

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  • November 2, 2018

    The sense of offense is finely calibrated. It can detect an insult in a nanosecond and score it as a vile disparagement or a brilliant […]

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  • October 30, 2018

    Offense of the Month, October 2018

    Trump and his coven aside (it would be hard, nay, probably impossible, for anyone else to compete), the October […]

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  • September 26, 2018

    Offense of the Month, September 2018

    In this time of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, there are many candidates in the contest for offender of the […]

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  • August 3, 2018

    Contrary to the fears of some, the little house on the prairie has not vanished. Well, perhaps the house itself, but not Little House on […]

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  • July 25, 2018

    Offense of the Month, July 2018

    Probably not the most offensive display this month, probably not even by a longshot, but it’s the quirkiest that […]

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  • June 10, 2018

    The interesting thing about ABC’s defenestration of Roseanne Barr two weeks ago when she gratuitously tweeted a racist remark about President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie […]

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  • May 19, 2018

    Offense of the Month, May 2018

    Kelly Sadler and the White House communications team take dual honors. I declare two winners of the coveted title […]

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  • April 30, 2018

    The Mum in this case is Barbara Bush, who died April 17. The word, in case you’ve already forgotten, was “racist.” […]

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  • February 27, 2018

    Words have power. The official story (the story, that is, that we forward-looking, empirically-inclined, reasonable rationalists like to tell) is that their power stems from […]

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