Daily Archive: October 26, 2012


Intimate Ballots

The “joke” in the Dunham-for-Obama ad is the equivalence it posits between voting and sex.  But a more basic premise of the ad—one which I think is not challenged by either its irony or...


Post-post-racial America

Looking at the polling data earlier this week, I noticed my longtime worst nightmare for the 2012 presidential election was becoming a distinct possibility — a cardiac-arrest-close Obama defeat due to his losing white...


Friday Jukebox: Music Is Better Than Politics

That is “Timebomb” by the Old 97’s, a fantastic song that has been included on several soundtracks, including the relatively good one that accompanied the entirely forgettable Clay Pigeons. Without getting too heteronormative, I’d...

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