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  • Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

    09/29/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by jonno · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9-29-2014 | Camille Paglia
    Sorry - I'm not sure what our posting policy is regarding TimeMag, so I'm just posting the link.
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Camille Paglia: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

    04/24/2014 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Camille Paglia
    The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other anti-social behavior.
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Feminist speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues

    02/19/2014 10:31:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Sorry, Camille Paglia: Feminism Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Men (Just weird)

    01/04/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 18, 2013 | Cristina Page
    Men today are what feminism has always pined for and worked toward—and the happy surprise is that men wouldn't want to go back either.Camille Paglia’s perennial skewering of feminism is now so near tradition it deserves its own greeting card. This year, in her article entitled, “It’s a man’s world and it always will be,” Paglia argues that men have and always will be the shapers of society while women have and always will play only a supporting role. She even claims men are responsible for women’s liberation—assigning them near full credit because they invented “labor-saving devices” that “liberated women...
  • CAMILLE PAGLIA: WAR ON MEN DESTROYING AMERICAN CULTURE

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described “notorious Amazon feminist” who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • Woman of the Year (?)

    01/02/2014 9:38:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- "What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," observes Camille Paglia, the learned iconoclast and professor of humanities at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She made that observation in a lengthy interview with The Wall Street Journal, the highbrow newspaper that proves daily that intelligent journalism in America is neither dead nor near bankruptcy as long as it holds to the right values. Paglia was talking about our civilization, and I have nothing to add save one caveat. I recall the late 1970s, when America was pretty much in a heap. Suddenly, along came the...
  • Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues

    01/01/2014 11:56:30 AM PST · by wildbill · 38 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 12/28/2013 | Camille Paglia
    'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia. This self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" isn't telling anyone to Lean In or asking Why Women Still Can't Have It All. No, her indictment may be as surprising as it is wide-ranging: The military is out of fashion, Americans undervalue manual labor, schools neuter male students, opinion makers deny the biological differences between men and women, and sexiness is dead. And that's just 20 minutes of our three-hour conversation.
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Paglia speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues...

    12/30/2013 12:41:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    The self-described 'dissident feminist' believes society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age She also believes the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster An avid listener of sports radio, she believes these 'are the men that would save the nation' 'Our culture doesn't allow women to know how to be womanly,' she said Paglia also recently spoke out in favor of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and defended his right to free speech Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of...
  • There's no room for anything manly now, Controversial feminist Camille Paglia speaks out...

    12/29/2013 6:08:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Duck Dynasty: I Wish Gays Would Stop Being So Gay About Speech That Offends

    12/22/2013 9:55:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Let me see if I have this right. According to the Thought Police, Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson is a bigot because he said what the majority of the planet believes namely, that men prefer a woman’s yoo-hoo instead of a man’s Chattahoochee canal? I know that’s not exactly what he said during the GQ interview where he dared to tell everyone what he or she and A&E already clearly knew he thought. I merely cleaned that sentence up for the children. And by children, I mean the rabid gay adults who freak out when they read the words “vagina”...
  • Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar ‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

    12/20/2013 12:29:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/13
    The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as...
  • Paglia: 'Hillary Disqualified Herself for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment...."

    08/21/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The American media have been disgracefully ignoring the murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi almost one year ago with some of them having the nerve to echo President Obama's claim that it's a "phony scandal." Not Camille Paglia who in an interview with Salon Wednesday said, "I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi...As far as I’m concerned, Hillary [Clinton] disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, 'What difference does it make what we knew and when we...
  • Paglia: "It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance"

    08/21/2013 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday August 21, 2013 | By Tracy Clark-Flory
    Full Title: Camille Paglia: “It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance”: "As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance." "She has more sooty...
  • An Elegy for Two Once-Divine Female Critics

    12/08/2012 2:20:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures............ .......................It's Paglia that has lost the ability to understand feminine complexity. As she has turned sourer in the last few years, I have tried to psychologize her Orphic descent from edginess to banality. I can't reduce the problem to a simple case of self-pitying bitterness, though she does write, "Paradoxically, a key problem with the current youth cult, which is devouring both entertainment and fashion, is that aging women have become progressively invisible." It seems...
  • Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for...

    10/29/2012 9:19:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    althouse.blogspot.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Ann Althouse
    Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for him this time. She's interviewed on video here, by Glenn Reynolds. Most of the interview is about art in America and her new book "Glittering Images" (which I just bought, in Kindle). But in the end, she's asked why she's not voting for Obama — she's voting for Jill Stein — and out flow the words, which I started transcribing without knowing how long she'd go on. I kept transcribing, because it was all such great material, so here it is (with...
  • Lady Gaga and the death of sex

    09/11/2010 7:52:31 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 171 replies · 1+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 09/11/10 | Camille Paglia
    Lady Gaga is the first major star of the digital age. * * * [D]espite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android. How could a figure so calculated and artificial, so clinical and strangely antiseptic, so stripped of genuine eroticism have become the icon of her generation? Can it be that Gaga represents the exhausted end of the sexual revolution? In Gaga’s manic miming of persona after persona, over-conceptualised and claustrophobic, we may have reached the limit of an era…
  • No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class

    06/27/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 25, 2010 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class By CAMILLE PAGLIA Published: June 25, 2010 WILL women soon have a Viagra of their own? Although a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recently rejected an application to market the drug flibanserin in the United States for women with low libido, it endorsed the potential benefits and urged further research. Several pharmaceutical companies are reported to be well along in the search for such a drug.
  • Pelosi's victory for women

    11/10/2009 9:24:28 PM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies · 791+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap. It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled...
  • Camille Paglia, last of the open minded liberals

    10/23/2009 11:12:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,317+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2009 | Danny Huddleston
    What would you call an acknowledged member of the intellectual elite who is skeptical of global warming, likes to listen to Rush Limbaugh, has an ongoing battle with the feminist establishment and is a fan of Sarah Palin? I would call her the last of the open minded liberals. Don't get the wrong idea, she's no dittohead. And she has some controversial and disturbing ideas that would be right at home in the far left universe. But what she doesn't do is blindly follow today's liberal orthodoxy. Today's liberals consist of two groups. One group includes the far left ideologues...
  • PAGLIA Answers her email

    10/14/2009 12:13:03 PM PDT · by carolina71 · 9 replies · 1,318+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Camile Paglia
    Oct. 14, 2009 | Dear Camille, I am amazed at the easy pass you still give the Obama administration. You continue to excuse his blunders and misses as the result of a lack of experience and bad advisors. Many of Obama's policies have been a scary continuation of the worst ideas of the last year of the Bush administration, while undoing some of the few things they got right. Enjoy this story? Buzz up! More Buzz up! Digg Facebook StumbleUpon Reddit You have been hitting that note about the need to shake up his staff for quite a while. Yet...
  • Obama's Critical Moment Approaches

    10/14/2009 6:50:21 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 11 replies · 1,330+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/14/09 | Camille Paglia
    Thank you very much for your personal testimony. I too have been repulsed by the elitist insults flung at Sarah Palin in the massive, coordinated media effort to destroy her. Hence I have been thoroughly enjoying the way that Palin, despite all the dirt thrown at her by liberal journalists and bloggers, keeps bouncing back as if unscathed. No sooner did the gloating harpies of the Northeastern media think they had torn her to shreds than she exploded into number one on Amazon.com with a memoir that hadn't even been printed yet! With each one of these amusing triumphs, Palin...
  • Obama's critical moment approaches

    10/13/2009 8:00:09 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 12 replies · 1,205+ views
    Salon ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Thank you very much for your personal testimony. I too have been repulsed by the elitist insults flung at Sarah Palin in the massive, coordinated media effort to destroy her. Hence I have been thoroughly enjoying the way that Palin, despite all the dirt thrown at her by liberal journalists and bloggers, keeps bouncing back as if unscathed. No sooner did the gloating harpies of the Northeastern media think they had torn her to shreds than she exploded into number one on Amazon.com with a memoir that hadn't even been printed yet! With each one of these amusing triumphs, Palin...
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/09/2009 6:03:17 PM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 902+ views
    Salon ^ | 2009-09-09 | Camille Paglia
    Sept. 9, 2009 | What a difference a month makes! When my last controversial column posted on Salon in the second week of August, most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration's bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP. Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices, and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had dramatically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of...
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/09/2009 9:00:39 AM PDT · by NCjim · 32 replies · 1,968+ views
    Salon ^ | September 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    What a difference a month makes! When my last controversial column posted on Salon in the second week of August, most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration's bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP. Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices, and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had drastically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of serious problems in the...
  • Hurricane Camille: Obama Election Coalition Unlikely to be Repaired

    09/08/2009 9:55:24 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    Salon ^ | September 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    See article below.
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/08/2009 8:05:53 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 54 replies · 2,318+ views
    Salon ^ | Sept. 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    They see no danger in expanding government authority and intrusive, wasteful bureaucracy. * * * Affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it's invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which...
  • Obama's healthcare horror: Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!

    08/13/2009 6:07:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies · 1,694+ views
    Salon ^ | 8-13-09 | Camille Paglia
    Obama's healthcare horror Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!Editor's note: This story has been corrected since it was originally published. By Camille Paglia Aug. 12, 2009 | Buyer's remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at -- representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him. The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair. Obama has barely begun the crucial mission...
  • Obama's healthcare horror - Paglia (Slight Barf Alert 1st Paragraph-Rest is Good)

    08/12/2009 4:59:38 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 08/12/09 | Camille Paglia
    Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's! Aug. 12, 2009 | Buyer's remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at -- representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him. The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair. Obama has barely begun the crucial mission that he was elected to do. Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at...
  • Paglia's view on Obamacare

    08/12/2009 4:15:34 PM PDT · by ronnietherocket2 · 10 replies · 544+ views
    Salon ^ | Aug. 12, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Slightly long read. First and second pages are a must read, third is a waste of time. While I disagree with a couple of her minor points, on the whole it is a good post.
  • Paglia and the “liberal … servility toward Big Government”

    08/12/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 664+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Camille Paglia writes in today’s Salon that she’s still glad she voted for Barack Obama, mainly because of his expert foreign policy — an argument we’ll leave for another time. She pronounces herself shocked, shocked! at the amateurish attempts at handling domestic policy by the White House thus far, however, and blames the hard-Left wing of the Democratic Party for the most part. Paglia focuses her ire more on Nancy Pelosi rather than Barack Obama, and demands a new Speaker of the House: I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for...
  • Democrat Camille Paglia laments "the drift of my party toward a soulless collectivism"

    08/12/2009 10:01:27 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 1,922+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 12, 2009 | camille paglia
    [As much as I hate adding hits to a liberal site like Salon, this piece is worth looking at. Even "intellectuals" on the Left can see what a disaster the Obama faction is. Thanks to Steve Schulin for the heads-up on this!] From [FReeper and MD Independent Party founder] Steve Schulin: Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has a monthly column at Salon.com. Much of her column today seems downright reasonable. Here are some highlights...
  • Obama's healthcare horror Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!

    08/12/2009 3:34:02 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 41 replies · 1,954+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Stardate: 0908.12 | By Camille Paglia
    .......But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom I used to admire for her smooth aplomb under pressure, has clearly gone off the deep end with her bizarre rants about legitimate town-hall protests by American citizens. She is doing grievous damage to the party and should immediately step down........
  • Obama's healthcare horror

    08/11/2009 9:58:59 PM PDT · by mr_hammer · 30 replies · 1,348+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Camille Paglia
    Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll? I was glad to see the White House counsel booted, as well as Michelle Obama's chief of staff, and hope it's a harbinger of things to come. Except for that wily fox, David Axelrod, who could charm gold threads out of moonbeams, Obama seems to be surrounded by juvenile tinhorns, bumbling mediocrities and crass bully boys.
  • Can Palin Ever Come Back? (Paglia)

    07/08/2009 5:36:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 123 replies · 2,305+ views
    Salon ^ | 7/8/2009 | Camille Palia
    Just wondering. Do you still think Sarah Palin is ready for the big stage?Good question! And very timely after Palin's shock resignation as governor of Alaska this past Fourth of July weekend. I assume that family priorities -- personal as well as financial -- had become all-consuming. Given her success with finalizing the massive Alaska pipeline project, I think Palin should have stuck it out, but of course she is master of her own fate. What certainly was blameworthy was the chaotic and rushed statement itself. Something so politically consequential needed more careful composition and rehearsal. Why provide more fodder...
  • Camille Paglia: Obama's hit -- and big miss (Cairo speech)

    06/10/2009 1:11:10 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 46 replies · 1,642+ views
    Salon.com ^ | June 10, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Barack Obama was elected to do exactly what he did last week at Cairo University -- to open a dialogue with the Muslim world. Or at least that was why I, for one, voted for him, contributed to his campaign, and continue to support him. There is no more crucial issue for the future of the West, whose material prosperity masks an increasing uncertainty about its own principles and values. Religion, abandoned by the secular professional class, will continue to be a major marker of cultural identity for most people -- even more so during periods of economic or political...
  • Radio Rage (Seething Conservatives update)

    05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    May 13, 2009 | In John Frankenheimer's taut 1964 film, "Seven Days in May," the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appalled at a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, plot a coup d'état to remove the president whom they regard as too soft and naive about the evil of America's enemies. The screenplay by Rod Serling (based on a 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II) is filled with passionate lines that seem right out of today's talk radio -- "intellectual dilettantes" versus patriotism; America's loss of "greatness"; the superiority of military experience to civilian judgment and governance.
  • Camille Paglia Responds on Blackout of Gay DC Murder

    04/11/2009 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 40 replies · 2,506+ views
    Salon ^ | April 8 2009 | Camille Paglia
    TO CAMILLE PAGLIA: Friends of mine and I have found ourselves at the crossroads of the Washington, D.C., media, gay press and the murder of a straight man at the home of a noted gay rights and marriage attorney. Print may be morbid, but maybe citizen journalism/investigation may fill the void. There is a three-year-old unsolved murder of a straight man who was drugged, incapacitated, sexually assaulted, suffocated, then stabbed in the home of three gay men, one of them being an old college friend. One of the defendants -- not charged with murder, however -- is noted K Street...
  • Bow-ow-ow: Obama's painful missteps

    04/07/2009 7:12:44 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 33 replies · 1,341+ views
    Salon ^ | April 8, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Let the new president grow into the job -- but he'd better do it fast! Plus: Readers ask about everything from talk radio, morality, Mary McCarthy, and a big movie about a sinking ship.In your column, you say, "President Obama has been ill-served by his advisors and staff..."CharlesPennsylvania You are absolutely correct! The buck stops with the top executive. But we all know how little executive experience Barack Obama has had. He was elected for his vision and his steady, deliberative character, not his résumé. For better or worse, Obama is learning as he goes -- and surely most fair-minded...
  • Paglia & Co. Blame Everyone-Anyone But Man In Charge

    03/16/2009 1:57:25 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 7 replies · 616+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 13, 2009 | Riley Hunter
    I occasionally like to poke around Salon.com for a healing dose of tolerance, inclusion and progressive enlightenment whenever my heathen conservative predilections get the better of me. Imagine my shock when browsing through some reader comments when I saw the sort of lowbrow discourse usually reserved for people who couldn’t get into Swarthmore or Brown and never drove a Saab: “go f**k yourself;” “you’re so full of sh*t;” “shut up idiot;” “get a f**king clue;” “screwball… crank;” “bitch;” “whore;” and the never encouraging, “c**t.” What was happening here? A good-n-proper reaction to the obligatorily reviled Ann Coulter? Did Sarah Palin...
  • Heads Should Roll

    03/11/2009 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 29 replies · 1,402+ views
    salon.com ^ | 3/11/09 | Camile Paglia
    President Obama's clumsy, smirky staff is sinking him -- and resurrecting a deflated GOP! Plus: Lay off Rush! And a Brazilian diva, up close and electric
  • Heads should roll

    03/10/2009 6:56:25 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 59 replies · 1,762+ views
    Salon ^ | 3/10/09 | C. Paglia
    Yes, free the president from his flacks, fixers and goons -- his posse of smirky smart alecks and provincial rubes, who were shrewd enough to beat the slow, pompous Clintons in the mano-a-mano primaries but who seem like dazed lost lambs in the brave new world of federal legislation and global statesmanship.
  • Liberal Columnist Blasts Democrats for Even Considering the "Fairness Doctrine" - Audio 2/13/09

    02/14/2009 2:43:33 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 721+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio from the Mark Simone Show, where Mark interviewed Liberal Columnist Camille Paglia yesterday and talked to her about the Obama Administration's early weeks, and the issue of the "Fairness Doctrine." Paglia blasts her fellow Democrats for even suggesting the idea of limiting Talk Radio or monitoring it in any way. She says they are "betraying the very soul of the party" by suggesting such a thing. It is refreshing to hear a liberal stand on their own principles but be fair and honest towards those who don't agree with them. Paglia fits that category, and should be...
  • Speaking of talk radio

    02/11/2009 5:36:46 AM PST · by edcoil · 14 replies · 792+ views
    Salon ^ | 2-9-09 | Camille Paglia
    Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who has been in the aggressive forefront of the campaign to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, is married to Tom Athans, who works extensively with left-wing radio organizations and was once the executive vice-president of Air America, the liberal radio syndicate that, despite massive publicity from major media, has failed miserably to win a national audience. Stabenow's outrageous conflict of interest has of course been largely ignored by the prestige press, which should have been demanding that she recuse herself from all political involvement with this issue.
  • Camille Paglia: A rocky first few weeks

    02/10/2009 8:33:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,780+ views
    Salon ^ | February 11, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Money by the barrelful, by the truckload. Mountains of money, heaped like gassy pyramids in the national dump. Scrounging packs of politicos, snapping, snarling and sending green bills flying sky-high as they root through the tangled mass with ragged claws. The stale hot air filled with cries of rage, the gnashing of teeth and dark prophecies of doom. Yes, this grotesque scene, like a claustrophobic circle in Dante's "Inferno," was what the U.S. government has looked like for the past two weeks as it fights on over Barack Obama's stimulus package -- a mammoth, chaotic grab bag of treasures, toys...
  • Camille Paglia Pummels Couric

    01/15/2009 6:09:36 PM PST · by sarah fan UK · 39 replies · 1,943+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 14/01/09 | Camille Paglia
    As I have repeatedly said in this column, I have never had the slightest problem in understanding Sarah Palin's meaning at any time. On the contrary, I have positively enjoyed her fresh, natural, rapid delivery with its syncopated stops and slides -- a fabulous example of which was the way (in her recent interview with John Ziegler) that she used a soft, swooping satiric undertone to zing Katie Couric's dippy narcissism and to assert her own outrage as a "mama grizzly" at libels against her family. Ideology-driven attacks on Palin became clotted liberal clichés within 24 hours of her introduction...
  • Camille Paglia Calls Katie Couric 'Definitively the Stupidest' Journalist (Defends "talk radio")

    01/14/2009 9:51:10 AM PST · by Wegotsarah.com · 23 replies · 2,234+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/14/09 | Noel sheppard
    [snip]According to Paglia, "There's many a moose in Alaska with greater charm and pizazz" than that possessed by Couric. So wrote the outspoken columnist Wednesday in response to a reader's question about the media's treatment of Gov. Sarah Palin. In her most recent offering, Paglia answered queries on subjects ranging from religion, music, sexuality, freedom of speech, and, of course, politics. [snip] "If there's anything that demonstrates the straying of the Democratic Party leadership from basic liberal principles, it's this blasted Fairness Doctrine -- which should be fiercely opposed by all defenders of free speech. Except when national security is...
  • Camille Paglia: Obama's early stumbles (also expounds on Sarah, GW, Fairness Doctrine)

    01/13/2009 8:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 2,012+ views
    Salon ^ | January 14, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Dear Camille, When Obama is reading off a teleprompter or in a scripted environment like a debate (where the game is to plug in your prepared sound bites regardless of the question), he comes across as a magnificent and inspiring speaker. But there were several times during the campaign where he appeared to trip all over himself when off script. Now in his comments about the Blagojevich mess, he comes across badly and makes it look like we are in for another four (or eight) years of people having to carefully parse every word. Do you get that same impression...
  • What do the Clintons have on Obama?--What experience does Hillary have to run State?

    12/11/2008 6:48:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 941+ views
    Salon ^ | 12-10-08 | Camille Paglia
    Roads and bridges! What joy. Last week's announcement by President-elect Barack Obama of his massive public works initiative to stimulate the economy won loud applause from me. Not only does the decaying U.S. infrastructure need emergency attention but construction commissions will be far more substantive and enduring than the half-mythical 5 million "green" jobs that Obama was airily promising before the election. But then I gulped when Obama also pledged educational reform by putting state-of-the-art computers in every classroom. Groan. Computers alone will never solve the educational crisis in this country: They are tools and facilitators, not primary conveyors of...
  • What do the Clintons have on Obama?

    12/10/2008 1:59:33 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 23 replies · 1,377+ views
    Salon ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Roads and bridges! What joy. Last week's announcement by President-elect Barack Obama of his massive public works initiative to stimulate the economy won loud applause from me. Not only does the decaying U.S. infrastructure need emergency attention but construction commissions will be far more substantive and enduring than the half-mythical 5 million "green" jobs that Obama was airily promising before the election.