This one's a softball.
The next one will be a bit more difficult... )
Related: Jeff Goldstein weighs in on the cartoon controversy...
"What was obvious to me from the get go — and I said this at the time — was that an Obama administration was going to be “post-racial” in the same way an Amanda Marcotte lecture on the politics of her gal gash would be “post-feminist.” We are going backwards in this country on issues of race and identity — moving more toward the dark side of identity politics than toward the idea that individualism transcends group affiliation — and so, as a country grounded in a shared set of institutionalized beliefs, we are moving toward the left not only politically but ideologically. And each time we do, we move further away from our own founding principles."