more by Alan Bedenko
Earlier this week, people who believe that even the working poor deserve a raise from time to time marched throughout the US in support of a $15/hour minimum wage.
It’s been tough to come up with stuff to write about lately. It’s an odd time of year, with nothing and everything going on all at once. The stuff I usually write about is quiet — the inside baseball parade of political fumfering and failure.
Let’s agree that April Fools’ Day has always been awful, but the age of social media has rendered it insufferable.
In most of our sleepy suburban communities in Western New York, school districts are run without much fuss.
In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. It wasn’t done legislatively, but by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny homosexual couples the right to marry.
When it comes to the Buffalo Public Schools, we have clearly entered a period of severe and acute self-parody.
God bless Dino Fudoli, the Lancaster town supervisor. Having solved every other problem that exists in his town, he’s taken on the very important work of protecting a racist school mascot name.