President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona. President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona.

Biden: We Welcome Immigrants!

A minor gaffe is overshadowing a more complicated story.

Louis Gossett Jr., 1936-2024

A legendary actor is gone at 87.

Ugliness in International Soccer

A long tradition continues unabated.

Diversity Without Quotas

It’s harder than I would have thought.

The Raft of the Medusa

The Washington Post proves that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t cover some stories neutrally.

Germany Considering Ban of Far-Right AfD

Apparently, Making Germany Great Again is controversial.

Nikki Haley, Racism In America, And Trump

On racism, Republicans, and names

Fulton County RICO Case Against Trump Facing Major Procedural Challenges

Fulton County Prosecutor’s alleged relationship with special prosecutor could derail the trial

Birtherism 3.0

The target this time: Nikki Haley.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

Norman Lear, 1922-2023

A television icon is gone at 101.

Liberal Professors Fleeing Florida

The DeSantis crackdown on academic freedom is having its desired effect.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

Does Comedy Have to be Based on Truth?

Hasan Minhaj is a serial liar. Does it matter?

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

Kamala Harris Taking Leading Role in 2024 Campaign

A counterintuitive move.

The Injustice of Place

A new book looks at the confluence of geography and disadvantage.

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The Good Old Days

Back when people were kinder and man’s word was his bond.

DeSantis Keeps Telling Us Who He Is

Doubling down on state standards on slavery.

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Small Town Justice?

Those who refuse to learn about the past often perpetuate its mistakes.

Democratic Majority Emerging After All?

Today’s youth cohort might actually vote.

Tulsa Historical Note

A quick follow-up to a previous post.

Thinking about the Past

Thoughts after reading Part 2 of the Reuter’s series, “Slavery’s Descendants”

America’s “Family Secret” or Just Plain Denial?

Slavery is an inextricable part of our past, whether we want to talk about it or not.

Anarchy in France

The rioting never seems to stop.

SCOTUS Ends Affirmative Action

The inevitable has happened. Now for the fallout.

Reclaiming Playtime

Another call for letting kids be kids.

The Emotional Labor Of Debating In Good Faith

In a world of fixed positions, is debating in good faith really worth it?

Young Men Becoming More Right-Wing?

Some interesting (and potentially disturbing) polling trends.

Culture and Our Brains

Our surroundings quite literally change how we see the world.

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Is Traditionalism Inherently Racist?

There’s a fine line between upholding cultural norms and structural racism.

The Education Senator Redux

Tuberville claims he was taken “out of context.”

Digital Blackface!

Inventing outrage in an already outrageous world.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

UPenn law professor Amy Wax as a test case.

Fear and Censorship in Education

Teachers are frustrated over interference from outside.

The Democrats’ Patriotism Problem?!

Whither American civil religion?

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

WokeGPT?

The controversial AI has some interesting programming quirks.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

U.S. Government’s Woke Training!

There’s training on uncomfortable subjects. Oh noes!

The Perfect President

What Americans say they want in the Oval Office.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

Can Reporters Have Friends?

A new book raises fundamental questions about how far journalistic objectivity should extend.

The Confederacy and Today’s Military

It goes deeper than base names.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

Many young, progressive Jews are feeling unwelcome in young, progressive circles.

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.