Revisiting Real Americas.


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

Let Sarah Hate and Be Great.

Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: The Audacity of Hopelessness.

Haiti. Sarah Palin and Scott Brown will soon reign supreme. President Obama is a failure. We’re all going to lose our health care; those of us who make it through the death panels. I officially will never be able to run for public office.

And for some reason, Wyclef thinks he’s worth $100,000 a [...]

Your Monday* Random-Ass Roundup: Heard 'Em Say

Believe it or not, I’ve been known to be a jackass. Ask anyone who had the misfortune of knowing me in college. Or a couple years ago. I really hope President Obama isn’t asked about it anytime soon:

Anyway, lots of things have happened since our last Monday roundup. Here’s a few of them, [...]

Criticizing Ross Douthat.

There was plenty to criticize in Ross Douthat’s column last week about Sarah Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska. He argues that because she’s got no fancy degrees and is aggressively anti-elite she represents a democratic, as opposed to meritocratic, ideal. Plenty of people did. But Freddie at the League of Ordinary Gentleman perhaps unfairly [...]

Sarah Palin is Aware of All Print Journalism Traditions.

This isn’t even funny anymore.

This gets to the point I was making before: why is this a question that she would answer with so little confidence? She could just randomly tick off a few publications, even if she doesn’t actually read them, and Couric would move on to the next question.

It’s mind-boggling. She [...]

Irrefutable Feminist Truth # 1: Preserving Palin's Sexy.

I had a quibble with G.D.’s otherwise fantastic weekend round-up. Margaret Cho, who confessed her dirty dreams about a certain Republican vice-presidential nominee, wasn’t being sexist. In fact, if she had left out the last line, it could have been the most solidly feminist thing she could have done.

I understand the point, though [...]

In Defense of Sarah Palin.

She’s a creationist, anti-science, anti-choice, mother of five who sued the federal government for listing polar bears as an endangered species and doesn’t think climate change is man-made. Her kid is having a kid and is possibly being pushed into a shotgun wedding.

And none of this would matter if she hadn’t committed an [...]