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Pas Devant Les Enfants, Tampa: Word Cloud Edition
August 31, 2012

What a word-cloud search tells you about the topics (or at least words) Romney got the GOP to avoid in Tampa.

National Review, Race, And Me
August 29, 2012

I answer National Review's absurd claim that it's Democrats (including me!), not Republicans, who have introduced race into the 2012 campaign.

Running Against the City: The GOP Finds Its Demon
August 29, 2012

The GOP officially decides it's got no use for urban areas, where 80 percent of the U.S. population lives.

George W. Bush Never Played the Race Card. That Hasn’t Stopped Mitt Romney.
August 28, 2012

Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he never played the race card. Can we say that about Romney?

Money Built That: The RNC Podium
August 27, 2012

The stage at the RNC was designed to be one giant dig at Obama for his "you didn't build that" gaffe. The symbolism doesn't work.

The Tweeps on the Bus
August 24, 2012

BuzzFeed constructs its political content for the Twitter-fied world.

Marvin Hamlisch, Pussy Riot, and the Perils of Judging by Appearances
August 24, 2012

There’s something wrong with the way the three women of Pussy Riot have been portrayed in much of the coverage of their arrest and sentencing last week, and the same thing is wrong with the way Marvin Hamlisch, the pop composer, was conceived for decades prior to his death this month. The issue is the tyranny of profiling by physical appearance—by simplistic presumptions about sex and ethnicity. Pussy Riot and Marvin Hamlisch have nothing to do with each other, except for the fact that some of what we think we know about them is a product of how their appearances have been perceived.

Clash of the Archetypes
August 24, 2012

Never mind all that nostalgia for 2008. Campaign 2012 is the most compelling election in years.

His Grief, and Ours
August 24, 2012

Paul Ryan’s nasty ideal of self-reliance.

More Wisdom from the Guy Who Brought You “Rape Can’t Get You Pregnant”
August 21, 2012

Meet the Republican doctor behind the myth that rape victims don't get pregnant. Here are some other scientifically suspect notions he's pushing.