Revisiting Real Americas.

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

Random Midday Hotness: Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’.

“If I was the president, then I would state facts/You leave it up to me, I paint the White House black”:

There’s only a few hours left before President Obama gives his first State of the Union address, and this might be the absolute worst time to comment upon less substantive matters related to [...]

The Veil: Western Feminism as a Political Tool.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy would like to ban the burqa in public places, stating that it’s “a problem of liberty and women’s dignity.” He also called the burqa “a sign of subservience and debasement.” There are two specific moments in Obama’s speech in Cairo, where he addresses women’s rights:

“it is important for Western [...]

Random Open Thread.

I know, I know: “the work has just begun.” But … am I the only one who stopped reading e-mail from David Plouffe back in September? I got one today from him, asking me to watch this video:

Anyway, what’s happening, folks? Got some news? Links? Random insights? Share ‘em here.

A Brief Cultural History of Blacks and Watermelons.

by Scott Eric Kaufman, and cross-posted from Edge of the American West.

Via Sadly, No! I learn that the mayor of Los Alamitos—a city whose proximity to Los Angeles disqualifies its citizens from claiming they live behind the Orange Curtain—recently sent the city council an email entitled “No Easter egg hunt this year.” It contained [...]