Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Rachel Dolezal

Hot 2015 Words? A Political ‘ism’ Vision

Racism, feminism, communism, capitalism and terrorism — among other popular “isms” — have been so bent out of shape by partisan and ideological accusations and counter-accusations that you need a dictionary just to keep score.

December 29, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘The We Can Say It Act Of 1968’

After reviewing the historical record, Larry Wilmore concluded that Obama is really the first president to use that word “without expecting someone to then immediately bring him a lemonade.”

June 23, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Black-Like-Her Case Is A How-To-Feel Issue

Today, it seems, what you feel trumps what science says you are. In fact, with the aid of a flexible English language, certain words have become a virtual science by themselves.

June 23, 2015

Dolezal’s Deceit Demonstrates A Valuable Truth

Rachel Dolezal’s story ought to remind us just how flimsy this business of race really is.

June 20, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Proves Race Not A Fixed Or Objective Fact

The most pointed moral of Dolezal’s story has less to do with her and her delusions than with us and ours. She proved that America’s founding myth, the one that tells us race is a fixed and objective fact, is false.

June 17, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Goes On Media Tour — And Just Raises More Questions

Rachel Dolezal’s damage control marathon seems to be causing her even more damage.

June 16, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Rachel Dolezal Follies

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter — who was revealed to be fraudulently passing herself off as black, when she is in fact white — was the talk of the late-night comedy shows on Monday.

June 16, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Woman Resigns As NAACP Chapter Head Amid Claims She Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.

June 15, 2015