The Age Gap on DADT
“Not that what the troops think or what would best support them actually matters in this charade. The political process still tilts heavily toward appeasing the 62-year-old men who make decisions, as opposed to the vast majority of younger people who have to live with the consequences.” —Nancy Goldstein, “A McCain Thanksgiving”
11/18/10: Airport Gropefest →
Monica Potts, Adam Serwer, and Jamelle Bouie discuss TSA’s new full-body scanner and the controversy over Sarah Palin’s daughter calling someone a “faggot” on Facebook. Download Standard…
Our Weekly Podcast: Airport Gropefest
On this week’s podcast from The American Prospect: Monica Potts, Adam Serwer, and Jamelle Bouie discuss TSA’s new full-body scanner and the controversy over Sarah Palin’s daughter calling someone a “faggot” on Facebook. Listen Now: To download the mp3 directly, click here. We’re on iTunes! Click “subscribe” to the right to get TAP’s...
Even more astounding is the extent to which child poverty is pervasive among...– Jamelle Bouie: “Say Hello to the New Permanent Underclass”
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In the coming months, when you hear conservatives complaining about inflated...– —Paul Waldman: Scapegoating Federal Workers
Save Newsweek.com: A Defense of Newsweek.com →
savenewsweekdotcom: It’s always nice to wake up and find out in the Times that your job is doomed. As they put it on Saturday morning, quoting the new CEO of the so-called Newsweek Daily Beast Company, Stephen Colvin: “Newsweek.com will cease to exist after the merger, and anyone who types the URL into their… We’re team Newsweek.com
Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens.– Cindy McCain, criticizing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Her husband Sen. John McCain has in the last year spoken against the policy’s repeal. (via officialssay)
11/11/10: Digital Culture War →
Gabriel Arana, Monica Potts, and Jamelle Bouie talk about anti-bullying campaigns and racism/classism online. Download Standard Podcasts
When kids bandy about the term “gay” as a slur — or its more...– Gabriel Arana, “Giving Bullies a Pass”
The Re-Education of a Citizens United Denier
Who wins is not the only question to ask about money in politics. When we think about money in politics, we tend to ask “How much?”; “Who does it come from?”; and “Does it matter?” But the better question to ask is, “Who has power?” And power can mean many things. Sometimes it’s the (imagined) power of a big donor to walk into a congressional...
Two Takes on What Democrats Should Do Now
Jamelle Bouie: Moderate and conservative Democrats need to take responsibility. Adam Serwer: Democrats should redouble their efforts to do what they can during the lame-duck session, in particular ending the military’s discriminatory “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and passing the DREAM Act.
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The Fuck You Election
Mark Schmitt goes there: Many pundits, from the right to the center, will write this morning that Obama misjudged the country, that it’s still more conservative than it appeared to be in 2006 and 2008. Unlike some of my Prospect colleagues, I agree with the second half of that statement. The country is not radically different from the one that elected George W. Bush at least once, and...
You might say, to borrow the accusation frequently leveled at the 2008 media,...– Curtis Sittenfeld is the last person in America who still adores President Obama