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Obama Hater Dinesh D’Souza – Help For Conservative White Racists

You may know that I find hackographer Dinesh D’Souza both vile and repugnant, and I really don’t see how anyone could make an assessment which contradicts the one I’ve made.

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The Roots of Dinesh D’Souza’s Rage

If you get a minute, this debate , if you can even call it that, between Dinesh D’Souza and Chris Hedges is worth your time. Of course there are some zingers,

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Bloomberg’s War on The Big Gulp

I agree with the The New Yorker‘s take on Bloomberg’s war on supersized soda: An executive at the American Beverage Association has dismissed the plan, saying that “150 years of research

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A Final Word on Fareed Zakaria

Several people have inboxed me, asking whether my criticism of Fareed Zakaria should be tempered somewhat to take into account what Zakaria’s moderation adds to our polarized media discussions. Short

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Fareed Gets a Pass

According to Fareed Zakaria, his plagiarism was the result of a mix-up where he confused notes he’d taken on Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 22nd issue of The New

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I’m Black, Really. Just Read My Book

I have my own bones to pick with many of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blogs, but his most recent piece, Fear of a Black President, is, or at least it should be,

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Let’s Talk Racism For a Minute

I need to talk about race for a minute. Why? Because it’s bothering me, and I write when I’m annoyed. For too long in this country, white people have tended

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Can You Hear Me Now?

So the man who opened fire and gunned down worshipers at the  Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was described by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group which studies hate crime,  as

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The Dark Knight Rises on the Wings of Propaganda

Yes, I saw ‘Dark Knight Rises’, and yes, the propaganda was front and center, in addition to the movie being downright awful, of course. But I read the following over

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‘The Dark Knight’ Massacre, Gangbanging, and False Equivalencies

Yesterday, I wrote this about the possible intersection of white male pathology and the Colorado massacre: The news coming from Colorado is tragic, shaking us from within, but why are

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