A Slice for My Toddler, a Reality Check for Me

Treating our hungry toddler to his favorite meal during a four-hour car ride seemed a pretty easy task: Any decent small town off the Saw Mill Parkway had to have a pizza joint, right? So it was that we found ourselves at a spare storefront restaurant in Mount Kisco a few weeks ago.

It was [...]

Doing Antiracism Wrong At Jezebel.

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Should Jezebel have contacted the schools of several students who tweeted racist things following Obama’s re-election? [...]

Revisiting Real Americas.


Sarah Palin wouldn’t recognize these places. [...]

About Last Night.

Here’s Jam-Rock with the topline:

Together with one of the most hard-nosed campaigns in recent memory, Obama managed to bounce back from the nadir of 2011 to one of the broadest re-election victories in recent memory. At this point, news networks have called New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Ohio for President [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: The Wait on Their Shoulders.

For lots of poor and working-class people, voting is a choice between casting a ballot or getting a day’s pay for work. [...]

It’s Only Identity Politics When They Do It.

The Washington Post says that 91 percent of Romney voters are white. Why isn’t Romney’s concerted courtship of white folks considered playing identity politics? [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Mia Love’s Racial High-Wire Act.


While Mia Love’s victory would be a milestone, her candidacy encapsulates a lot of the practical and ideological obstacles the GOP faces in becoming less white. [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Oh, Hai! Yo!

It’s all about Ohio. [...]