It takes considerable skill to convince people that something that is clearly good for them--like universal healthcare--is not.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest most certainly was a "teachable moment" in the racial conversation--but we've learned nothing.
New Labour is finished. What replaces it will certainly be worse.
Imagine, if you will, a white-collar CEO version of the TV show Cops. Roll cameras. Send up the chopper.
The global depression is spawning social unrest, which the extreme right might try to hijack--a good reason for the left to be well organized and engaged.
When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.
Extinguishing race as a meaningful category demands we get rid of the racism that gives it meaning.