Other Cool Stuff on the Site

It’s been a while since I’ve devoted a post to other cool stuff on the Washington Monthly, and since there’s actually a lot up right now, here a sample:

* At Ten Miles Square, Minjae Park commemorates the death of Rodney King by comparing his case to Treyvon Martin’s.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack laments the dangerous distance between American elites and Americans struggling with economic calamity, as reflected in the slow political reaction to events ranging from Katrina to the housing foreclosure wave.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on the end of the long fight over the nickname of the University of North Dakota sports teams, who, per a ballot initiative, will no longer be the Fighting Sioux.

* And finally, at Ten Miles Square, Andrew Gelman answers some common questions about media coverage of polling and elections.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.