Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jonathan Chait, And The Logic Of Liberal Imperialism

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 2:25 pm

For those who enjoy a good intellectual skirmish do check out the back and forth between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jonathan Chait. The debate mostly centers around a discussion of what constitutes a “culture of poverty” and whether politicians such as Paul Ryan and Barack Obama conflate black culture and poverty.

 

Late Night: The Dogs That Didn’t Bark

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease. 

A President Alone Can End the Federal Drug War

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 3:30 pm

It is often asserted, sometimes in reference to Ron Paul’s views on drug laws, that a President is powerless to end elements of the “war on drugs” without Congressional assent, but our drug laws give the President significant powers to reclassify drugs to change their legality.

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