Nikole Hanna-Jones at Pro Publica analyzes how we've failed to realize the promise of the Fair Housing Act -- i.e., that blacks battle segregation in real estate like it was still 1968. I figured y'all needed some light reading this morning. And no, right-wingers, our government's failure doesn't mean you throw up your hands and "let the market do it." George Romney wouldn't stand for that.
Ho hum, a "religious leader" says Hurricane Sandy is God's way of punishing us for tolerating gay marriage and gay equality. Ever heard of John McTernan before? Me neither. Now let us never speak of him again.
Ex-FEMA head Michael "Heckuva job!" Brown said on Monday morning that Mr. Obama moved too quickly on this week's hurricane. Ah, hell, I don't need to say anything else.
Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) "reassures" Republican Jewish organization that a President Romney wouldn't mean the overturning of Roe v. Wade -- you know, even though Mitt Romney now says he wants to see that done, and might get to pick a Paul Clement or two for the Supreme Court. Recall, also, that Mr. Coleman left the Democratic party in the 1990s over abortion and that the Bush-era Supreme Court gave us Gonzales v. Carharrt.
Finally, I was quite skeptical that Ben Stein's recent enthusiasm for raising tax rates on the rich would last, but Mr. Stein emphatically reiterated his support for higher tax rates on the rich on CBS's Sunday Morning on October 28. (He begins speaking a little more than halfway through the video.) Hey, I'm happy to be wrong when I think the worst of people!