For at least another day, bigotry prevails and everyone else loses. Matt Yglesias asks, to my mind, the money question:
I’m sort of intrigued by the psychology of members of congress who’re positioning themselves on the wrong side of history here. Does anybody think that in the year 2050 it will be illegal for [...]
We always show these kids, and they’re always great. Get your tear ducts ready.
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I first stumbled across Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, when its author, Danielle Evans, a 26-year-old professor of creative writing and literature at American University, wrote two blog posts about MFA programs that were tweeted by a friend of mine, and I found myself [...]
I have a hard time when television shows throw in a death to serve as the episode’s conflict. On a show like Lost — before it got horrible — death served to keep the show honest: you couldn’t be terrified of the island as a viewer without the consequences feeling real for the characters. (That, [...]
Look. Look at it. (t looks so soft, doesn’t it? It’s so billowy. So velvety. ( want to roll around in field of it. I want to stuff my pillows with it. I want to lay on my back and look up at clouds of it and talk about how that [...]
SNAP (food stamp) participation at an all time high. Slightly better, yet still outrageous, are global hunger numbers. People, in case you haven’t noticed, are hungry.
My day job deals with food policy (and hunger). I’ve subjected almost everyone I know (and if I haven’t, your turn is coming) to my rants about food and [...]
More outrageous than a swimsuit model-turned-TV sports reporter wearing tight jeans, or the boys-will-be-boys defense that has prevailed in recent days, or disingenuous conversations about fashion choices, are the numbers.
Or rather, the absence of the numbers.
I’m talking about estimates showing that only 5 to 15 percent of women who are sexually [...]
Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, who with Cory Booker and Barack Obama formed the triumverate of the “new wave” of black politicians emerging as national leaders, lost his re-election bid to Vince Gray, the D.C. council chair last night. A lot was made of race: polls showed that white voters overwhelming supported Fenty, while [...]