Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets It EXACTLY Right

In yesterday's New York Times (how the heck did I miss this when it came out??). He starts out by pointing out that the reason Barack Obama is President today is that he beat Hillary Clinton in a very, VERY close primary election (remember that?), and the reason he beat her despite their similarity of views is that Obama was against the Iraq war when it mattered, when only the dirty hippies were...

Quote of the Day

Jared Bernstein, former economic advisor to President Obama: I’m still a big believer in the President’s economic agenda...but that may be more because I remember from back in the day when we used to talk about it. I agree that there’s something to these critiques.