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Liberals have always had a hard time dealing with fatherhood and family programs designed for low-income families. On the one hand, some of the arguments behind the creation of programs for low-income families that demonstrate healthy relationships and encourage fathers to be emotionally involved in their children’s lives is a good thing on its face: Read More

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c It Gets Worse PSA www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity Given his history on this issue, he’ll probably have a new stance by January.

Diddy is apparently having some respiratory problems: “Damn it hurts in a whole other way when someone you felt and I mean really felt was your Friend, Betrays you. It hurts when Breathe.” Faith Evans can probably relate. Seems like he’s suffering from a severe case of, ahem, bitchassness. But if Jay Electronica keeps putting Read More

Via Lisa at Sociological Images, UC Irvine professor Jennifer Lee mulls over the increasingly complex conversations on race in the U.S. being spurred by the immigration of Asians and Latin@s, away from the black/white binary. She says the new continuum is black/nonblack, as opposed to white/nonwhite. Jamelle has made a similar point in the past. Read More

The New Yorker profiles Bettye LaVette, a singer/badass who had some minor hits back in the 60s, but who’s experienced a career resurgence after her performance of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. The profile is unfortunately behind a paywall, but it paints LaVette as a charismatic, somewhat Read More

Via Pam Spaulding, we catch John McCain, who was on Meet the Press and up to his usual weasel-iness on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” For months, McCain was calling for the results of a Pentagon study on the law before deciding whether to take any action on repealing it. Now that the study says that most Read More

Found this on a late night crawl on the web, via The Smoking Section. Even if it’s a few weeks old, joint is still krispy.

If you remember back to the ’08 campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were both touting the importance of creating “green-collar” jobs as a kind of economic and environmental silver bullet.  These jobs in wind and solar energy would help wean America off of fossil fuels and foreign oil, would put retrain skilled laborers Read More

Crossposted from SOH. Kristina Rizga at Mother Jones writes about a new report that concludes that middle class black boys still perform worse than their white counterparts, and that “race still matters,” even for the nonpoor. According to the study: […]black boys face more obstacles to graduating high school than any other subgroup, from living Read More

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