Digital Colonialism

My mind has milled around the term “digital colonialism” and what it actually means for feminist and political discourse online. My visions of this term go beyond the simple social dynamics between little blogs and big blogs, jealousy and book deals, anti-essentialism and white normativity. The...

More on Barack Obama, Post-Partisanship and Billy Graham 2.0

Via Sully, Erica Barnett has compiled some of the many not-so-inclusive views held by Obama’s new spiritual BFF, required reading for those who still don’t get why including Rick Warren in the Inauguration ceremony has provoked such an outcry from the left side of the aisle. Yes, by now I fully...

The Human Touch

When it comes to successful anti-racist activism, Carmen Van Kerckhove of Racialicious reminds us that facts and statistics aren’t enough to instill change; focusing on the human dimension is a more effective method of inspiration: When I think back on how my own views about race have evolved over my...

Channeling Jonah Goldberg

I’ll be goshdarned if that notorious creative revolutionary, pale, isn’t the illegitimate granddaughter of Benito Mussolini (or Woodrow Wilson — hey, same diff, natch) . Oh, and I’m really and truly offended by the rank bigotry displayed here by liberal jackboots David Neiwert and PZ Meyers. A Darwin Fish...

John Edwards, Populism, and the Record

(originally uploaded by John Edwards 2008) Update: After Edwards’ ugly third place performance at the Nevada Caucuses today, this issue is largely academic.  The only question is whether he should drop out now, or wait till February 5th. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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