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 is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.