You Should Read This Commentary on Race and Class, Every Single Word

March 11, 2017

Those of us with a particular political mindset have long viewed racism as a weapon of monied interests to divide the rest of us and bolster their social, economic, and political power. Mr. Hyman illustrates this point quite powerfully..

Thanks to the redoubtable Charles Pierce for flagging this in his own piece that merits its own attention.


Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez!

February 28, 2017


February 20, 1962

February 20, 2017


I can still remember holding my breath, watching this, and then following the flight the rest of the day.


From Pew: This is a Very Big Deal

February 19, 2017

Here’s the headline:

Biggest share of whites in U.S. are Boomers, but for minority groups it’s Millennials or younger

Here’s the story.


50 Years Ago Today, Lady Soul Recorded Her Cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect”

February 14, 2017

She took a cookin’ song and turned it into an anthem. And the rest, as they say . . .


Cardinal Pitchers and Catchers Report Monday!

February 11, 2017

wainwrightJul 14, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica (44) is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina (4) for a victory against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports


The Redoubtable Charles Pierce Talks w/the Senator Elizabeth Warren

February 11, 2017