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Goodbye to "Sister Souljah."

by publius over at Obsidian Wings. cross-posted with permission.

I keep hearing that Nutsgate is a “Sister Souljah moment” for Obama. Frankly, it’s annoying me. First – it’s not a Sister Souljah moment at all. Second – I’m sick of that term. It’s time to retire the Sister Souljah label [...]

This Week's New Yorker Cover.

To me it seems like an attempt to show how ridiculous all the crypto-Muslim/anti-American whisper-campaigning has been, especially since the New Yorker has been more or less been banging the Obama drum for months (especially Hertzberg). I chuckled, remembering some of their other covers lampooning the ridiculous assertions being made in this campaign. [...]

Revenge of the Jungle That Is NYC Real Estate.*

Image from NY Mag.

Fascinating piece in New York this week on Willie Kathryn Suggs, one of the people most responsible for Harlem’s new ‘renaissance’: the first broker in Harlem to sell a house for a half-million dollars, the first to hit $850k and the first to sell a house for $2 million.


The Jungle That Is NYC Real Estate.

Crossposted from shanio over at the neo.

Brother Charlie Rangel, bless him, is renting not one, not two, not three… but four rent-stabilized apartments in one uptown building, for a fraction of what they would normally cost on the market. According to the Times:

Mr. Rangel, who was first elected to Congress in [...]

Overstating the Case, Part 2?

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As usual with the Boondocks, the lampooning is so scattershot that it’s hard to figure out what they’re skewering. Are they criticizing BET? Are they criticizing the often-exaggerated criticism of BET? Huey’s naiveté? All of that stuff?

(h/t DrZRM.)

The Art of Selling Out.

Obama’s camp’s position on the FISA amendments* way back in October:

“To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.”

And December:

“Senator Obama unequivocally opposes giving retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies and has cosponsored Senator Dodd’s efforts to remove that provision from the FISA [...]

The Heroines of Last Week.

(image from the Guardian)

(Crossposted From Bitch, Ph.D)

Remember the girls in Massachusetts who supposedly had a “pregnancy pact”?

By now everyone’s probably heard that the scandal has turned out to be bullshit. Quel surprise.

Anyone with half a brain suspected all along that the real deal was that some young women who [...]