I'm writing a thing about it. I waited forever for this book and I really wanted to love it. I really, legitimately did. (And I'm tempted not to say anything because everybody will just assume I'm a hater for going against the grain on it.) But I find the mannered style to be almost unreadable, even while I… » 10/21/14 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

Of course, the term "conspiracy theory" is constantly used to dismiss the bad behavior of the powerful. See, for the perfect example, Gary Webb, who's courageous reporting on the CIA's role in the crack trade in American cities was roundly mocked as conspiracy theorizing, destroying his life, and it was only years… » 10/14/14 9:40am 10/14/14 9:40am

You're not wrong to say that the blanket presumption of guilt regarding sex crimes is a growing phenomenon in liberal circles, and is incompatible with justice (for accusers and accused alike). Carceral feminism is a large and growing problem for the left. Particularly damaging because it's the same people who are… » 10/11/14 11:50am 10/11/14 11:50am

I don't know why people are struggling with this: the obvious point of the piece is that race is not an objective, biologically-inscribed phenomenon but a socially-negotiated construct. Meanwhile, racism is a real phenomenon that people face. You can agree or disagree on either point but it hardly seems complicated or… » 10/10/14 1:21pm 10/10/14 1:21pm

Hey Ira, remember when you said objectively false things about poor people on disability insurance, because you wanted to prove what an even-handed, non-partisan guy you are by attacking poor people, only it turned out your report was utterly full of shit, but you've never apologized? » 10/09/14 8:33am 10/09/14 8:33am