TNC on resegregation

In a discussion of how Tuscaloosa, Alabama, “effectively resegregated its schools,” Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to build on his case for racial pessimism: Ending white supremacy isn’t really in the American vocabulary. That is because ending white supremacy does not merely require a passive sense that racism is awful, but an active commitment to undoing its generational effects. Ending white […]

Camille Paglia, Opinion Columnist

As a libertarian, I support the decriminalization of marijuana, but there are many problems with pot. From my observation, pot may be great for jazz musicians and Beat poets, but it saps energy and will-power and can produce physiological feminization in men. Paglia’s prose is as delightfully purple as always. That a white-bread outlet like […]

“Chait v. Coates”

I am a few weeks late to this party, but I really enjoyed the liberal-on-liberal violence between 2 of my favorites, Jon Chait & Ta-Nehisi Coates.  To quote Gawker, “they’ve thrown some damn good shade at each other.” As Chait wrote in one of the early salvos: The relationship between culture and poverty starkly divides not just liberals […]