Cops put on paid leave for circulating racist emails about President Obama. For the love of God, STOP.
If there remained any doubt about the connection between American racism and “small-government conservatism,” the Tea Party-dominated House Republican majority helped remove it last week in its handling of the farm bill. The Republicans larded on extra money for agricultural subsidies benefiting mostly white-owned agribusiness and then lopped off the food-stamp program entirely. It, after all, benefits a disproportionate share of blacks and other racial minorities. In this exercise of government favoritism for wealthy whites and cruelty toward the poor (many blacks and other minorities), the pretense of free-market economics was even stripped away. If “libertarianism” were not just a polite cover for racism, the House Republicans would have killed agricultural subsidies, too.
Jonathan Chait wound up writing the single dumbest paragraph about racism, in the single dumbest six million-word column about racism, that you will ever read on a site that isn't The Daily Caller.
Thank Dog for the "pussy tape"! It's letting the press focus on something other than Trump's campaign of pure white supremacy.
While it is a smart, pulse-pounding thriller that raises the bar of what can be accomplished on film from a technical perspective, some of the sexual and racial politics of "Gravity" are, I'm sorry to say, deeply problematic.