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Arizona governor signs bill banning ethnic studies

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure. State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district’s Mexican-American studies program…

The politics of misery and resentment

Don’t you love it when you argue something and then someone comes along to prove your argument? That happened to me this morning. My column at RH Reality Check to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the pill focused on how legal and available contraception freed women to make a variety…

Trolls

I’m not the first blogger to notice this recently, but man the trolls are getting more numerous, meaner, and less intelligent by the minute, aren’t they? Roxanne is right—they’re bad when they’re winning, but insufferable when they’re losing. Really, it’s just more evidence that the engine of wingnuttery is resentment.…

More Jonah. I’m Sorry

There’s a reason that people believe the Republican Party explictly embraced a politics of racial resentment designed to engineer a wholesale shift in the white Southern electorate, and it’s not because we hate Southerners. It’s because the GOP did it. And admitted it. And apologized for it. Not that they…

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