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I wish the Internet came with a manual. I wish my parents had sat me down as a lad and told me, “John, this is when you should argue in good faith; this is when you should hold your tongue; and ...
by Shef
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 06:08 AM PST with 3 Recommends
One of the biggest stories this week in The War on Women is Florida's domestic violence victim Marissa Alexander being freed from prison to home detention. This has been ably diaried by [http://...
by cinnamon68
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 07:01 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Picking up on where I left off yesterday--it turns out I was not harsh enough on my attack on the New York magazine story on political correctness. Others are going for the jugular-- Amanda Taub ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 130 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Over at Salon, again , readers will be faced with the specter of Thomas Frank, who has been wrestling for some time (at least since his book " What's the Matter With Kansas? ") with the matter of ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 02:00 PM PST with 31 Recommends
Readers of my diaries (and their associated links) may remember Jonathan Chait. Chait is the guy who (along with David Roberts, unfortunately ) thinks Barack Obama is the "environmental President" ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 01:01 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Cross-posted at ACA Signups Last night, Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine posted a great story entitled " Republicans Finally Admit Why they Really Hate Obamacare ". For the most part, it lays ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:03 AM PDT with 206 Recommends
He's black. He's also the president.
by Dante Atkins
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 06:00 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
[Also available in White and Green ] I don't know if everyone is talking about race because Congress is deadlocked and, well, we have to talk about something more than Ukraine and the missing jet ...
by BooMan23
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 02:55 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Even if there are no hippies in a story, Chait will invent them. Jonathan Chait, May 2006 : I can't quite ...
by Armando
Comment Count 182 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 81 Recommends
The Yellow King still has me. Jonathan Chait's new essay on race in the Age of Obama is even more poorly reasoned and problematic than its predecessor. Obama, Racism, and the Presumption of ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
White racial terrorism in places like Tulsa and East Saint Louis was the tyranny of white supremacy in human form, bombing, killing, raping, and burning black people alive and their communities to ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 01:21 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Last night, at the WWE's 30th annual Wrestlemania, one of its most legendary figures lost his first match at the event in 22 years . The defeat of the "Undertaker" caused utter shock, dismay, and ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Jonathan Chait at NY Magazine has a good list of reasons why Christie is probably guilty (and, let's be real, no one with half a brain, so that includes some Republicans, maybe, believes Christie is ...
by hyperstation
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 04:07 PM PST with 23 Recommends
When House Republicans come back from their long Christmas vacation they'll have a prepared response when the media asks them why their Party has abandoned the long-term unemployed. They'll say that ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 03:04 PM PST with 30 Recommends
. . . Whenever it’s plausible to do so, the specifics of conservative racial thinking need to be analyzed and debated on their merits, not stigmatized as racist. And even if conservative racial ...
by winslow2036
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 06:53 PM PST with 7 Recommends
He wrote it after seeing "Twelve Years a Slave" and in part has convinced me to go see it. But that is not why I am urging you to read 12 Years a Slave and the Obama Era . Perhaps his opening ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 10:45 AM PST with 43 Recommends
Over the past couple of days, Jonathan Chait's "
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 02:42 PM PST with 21 Recommends
"12 Years a Slave" and the Obama era That context was fresh in my mind when I read this column in National Review by Quinn Hillyer, a conservative pundit, think-tank fellow, and former candidate ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Somewhere along the way, that right-wing echo chamber that used to just help conservatives swiftboat John Kerry and so forth stopped being a tool for cynical manipulation and actually took over the ...
by I voted for Kodos
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
I've often written about the usefulness of being ruthless when the situation and the times demand it, and on occasion some readers have taken issue with that proposition, clinging to the notion that ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 12:42 AM PDT with 39 Recommends