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Listen to Jelani Cobb on the Longform Podcast

Nearly an hour with my current favorite New Yorker staff writer on the Longform podcast the week before last. “Ralph Wiley — the sports writer, late Ralph Wiley — told me something when I was 25 or so, and he was so right. He said I should…

Take a Knee

To those of you in the US who can’t stop pontificating about the ‘flag protest’ and ‘anthem protest’, can you at least be honest and stop calling it that? Because we all know that’s not what #taketheknee is. Nobody’s protesting your flag…

A Cabinet of Deplorables

Hillary Clinton was clearly wrong with her use of the term 'deplorables'. It's more fitting to describe the people Donald Trump is surrounding himself with, not those who voted for him. From Commonweal: During the campaign, whenever…