Why Food Aid Still Matters.

In case you weren’t glued the to C-SPAN this week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture debated and passed its 2012 budget. Its jurisdiction consists mainly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and several smaller programs.

It was not pretty. Most of the worst amendments failed, but [...]

Just Kickin’ It On Vathlo Island.

Nai and Ta-Nehisi have both smartly weighed in on the racial politics of the new X-men movie, so bear with me if your all race-and-comics’d out.

The comics book industry has always been dominated by white male artists and scribes, which makes it sorta unsurprising that the avatars for their power fantasies [...]

Tender-headed schools can’t ban cornrows

A London school’s ban on cornrows was ruled “unlawful, indirect racial discrimination which is not justified.” School cited hairstyle promoted “gang” culture…if by “gang” they meant the members of the African Diaspora, I guess they’d be right.

Represent your set.


Lil B called his forthcoming album ”I’m Gay” to stir up controversy, or something. Now he’s hedging.

Jon Huntsman releases a weird teaser-trailer ahead of his announcement that he’s running for president.

Tim Pawlenty‘s tax cut proposal goes farther than Bush’s.

You don’t need charisma to win a campaign; winning the campaign gives you [...]

The Return of Silly Season.

Dave Weigel points us to this video he dubs “the most offensive political ad ever, this hour” :

It’s starting.

“Go the &%#$ to Sleep.”

Adam Mansbach‘s accidental hit, Go the Fuck to Sleep, gets the perfect narrator for its audiobook: Samuel L. Jackson.

Humpday Hate: Maty Soul is Back! Again!

You know what that means: time for another rousing game of Cultural Appropriation Bingo!

If you’re a frequenter of this site, then you remember Maty Soul. She’s the French “soul” warbler singer who gave us the unbelievably stereotypical, wholly confusing song and video “Herbal Tea.” And if you follow me on Twitter, [...]

Hate Me Now.

“[At] the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m [...]