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Mark J Stern's Profile

Humor, politics, and the in-between. I live in DC; I can't take this stuff too seriously.

Location: Washington

Groups: Abolish the Death Penalty

Diaries published: 10 (960 days since last diary on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 07:29 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 32 (960 days since last comment on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 07:29 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 295

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: We Are Troy Davis, 51 comments, 91 recommends

People Following Mark J Stern: 2

Mark J Stern's Most Recent Diaries:

This weekend, Saturday Night Live premiered Jay Pharaoh as President Barack Obama, a long-anticipated switch that will mercifully allow Fred Armison to retire his blackface makeup. The impersonation ...
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 92 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 07:29 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
When the news broke that John Roberts had provided the key fifth vote to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act, the reaction across the political spectrum was shock, tinctured with either gloating (...
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 08:09 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
On October 6th, 1971, John A. Wilkinson and Lorraine Mary Turner got married. The event is mostly forgotten today, as Wilkinson and Turner were two normal people who, by all accounts, went on to ...
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 06:22 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In his very first independent dissent on the Supreme Court, Justice Hugo Black--still fresh from the Senate and considered an intellectual lightweight by his colleagues--issued a peculiar opinion in ...
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM PST with 35 Recommends
By this point, almost everyone knows the story of Troy Davis, who was executed last night after a twenty-two year legal battle over a case built on scant evidence and glaring questions. Everyone has,
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 51 comments on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 06:11 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
The GOP has a long list of minority groups which it has attempted to either marginalize or destroy outright: gays, blacks, women, Latinos, transsexuals, Muslims, poor people, immigrants, union ...
by Mark J Stern
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:24 PM PDT with 7 Recommends

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