Raising the consciousness of those who accept their fate

Did Mencken predict W would sit in the White House?

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Sun (July 26, 1920)

The Taliban are alive and well in Jerusalem, according to Naomi

Here's Naomi Ragen, being the cliché she is, whining about gender segregation in this NPR interview with Eric Westervelt:

Jerusalem’s ‘Rosa Parks’ Fights ‘Modesty Patrols’