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Ed. Note: I’m guest-blogging at The American Prospect this week. This post is cross-posted from TAPPED. Yesterday, New York City finally shuttered its notorious “rubber rooms,” the Kafkaesque solution devised by officials to deal with teachers who were deemed unfit to remain in classrooms but, armed with tenure, were essentially unfireable. Suspended teachers could only Read More

Report: Growing Ranks Of Nouveau Poor Facing Discrimination From Old Poor h/t Josie Raymond.

So, I think everyone knows that I’m a big fan of the Sims. Though the third iteration of the game has had its problems, I still spend more money than I should adding on to it. Against my own better judgment, I just bought the most recent expansion pack.  It created a whole new town, Read More

As a blogger who lives so far outside the Beltway that I can see Cuba from my condo, there’s little chance that any e-mail I’ve sent on a super-secret listserve would garner much attention. Which is too bad for the rest of you because, wow, I’ve said some pretty awful things about Thembi. However, Dave Read More

The desire to not speak ill of the newly deceased is an honorable one, but the positioning of Robert Byrd‘s Klan membership as some youthful mistake that he hadn’t fully considered and later abandoned is pretty grating. He wasn’t some tertiary member of his Klan chapter; he was its leader.  He was an ardent segregationist Read More

So that high-yellow motherfucker Adam Serwer, a fantastic blogger and good friend, is getting his own bloggy digs over at The American Prospect. To which we say: congrats. This is a good look, and he deserves it. But. This dude is dead wrong on one of the most important issues of our day: the relative Read More

With today marking the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death, we decided to go digging through the crates – also, through YouTube and iTunes – for an appropriate way to commemorate the occasion. We weren’t looking for any songs on “Off the Wall” or “Thriller.” And, ugh, certainly nothing from “Invincible.” No, we were looking Read More

Rember when Common was dating Erykah Badu and went completely boho batshit on everybody?  When he was an electric soul flower or whatever the hell?  Everybody blamed it on Erykah’s cosmic cooter.  He got him a piece one night and he got up the next morning singin’ about psychic wires and purple radio waves and Read More

Like a lot of folks, I’ve been waiting for The Roots’ How I Got Over for what seems like years. It was set to drop last year — the video for the title track/first single dropped last fall — but was finally released yesterday. I’m a die-hard when it comes to The Roots, and willing Read More