Paper Complains that Governor Helped His Family Get COVID tests early: Really, NYT??? What’s Next? Cuomo Kidnapped the Lindbergh Baby?

Word to a news organization that is getting dangerously close to tabloid fodder.

Dear NYT,

When CNN host, Chris Cuomo contracted coronavirus at the very beginning of the pandemic, there’s…


Brief Note on Trump and the Mob

You know, sometimes a thing looks just like it is. Imagine an ordinary guy doing the things Trump did — -leading up to, during, and after the insurrection. No need to elaborate. We all saw it with our own eyes. What do you…


The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass observed that slavery degraded the slaveholder as much as it degraded the slave. Of his kind-hearted mistress who had never before owned a slave, he wrote:

“My mistress was, as I have said, a kind and tender-hearted woman; and in the simplicity of her soul…


The Truth Will.

Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden suggested that “through Civil War, the great depression, world war, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifices, and setbacks, our better angels have prevailed.” …


The Backstory

“Well guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished…But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. …


Here we go again.

Like 2016, here come the think pieces on the evils of identity politics aka talking about difference (race, gender, sexuality) and complaints about politicians crafting policies based on identity rather than adopting broad- based economic strategies.

And then there are the White folks making the case…


Bruce Davidson
USA. New York City. 1963. Malcolm X rally in Harlem

Here come the media pieces purporting to figure out what’s going on with Biden and Black voters.

Here’s one and here’s one.

Almost all hand wring over why, given Biden’s history of missteps (Anita Hill, busing desegregation, the war on drugs, me too, etc.), …


Selman Design; photographs by Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press and Popperfoto, via Getty Images

On October 11, 2016, Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.”

Trump sees himself as being in bondage — -shackled by the GOP and a victim of…


Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath. (CNN)

The late historian Howard Zinn spent a lifetime writing from the margins — -illuminating the omissions, the mythologies, the hypocrisies, the dark America that remains unmentionable. In 2005, after Chief Justice John G. …

D. Elisabeth Glassco

A native of of the great state of Mississippi and proud resident of New Jersey. Lecturer and Doctoral candidate in Media, Race, Class, and Politics @Rutgers.

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