Sara Mead


Good Morning Boys and Girls!

And welcome back to Miss Sara’s Sunday School for unrepentant politics watchers. I hope everyone had a lovely Saturday. Here’s hoping the two false fire alarms that evacuated my building yesterday afternoon don’t repeat themselves this morning. Since today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a round-up of Titanic-oriented news and… Read more »

Class Dismissed

It’s a beautiful day here in D.C., and time for me to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. But I’ll be back bright and early tomorrow with more. In the meantime, a few links to keep you busy: *Somehow I don’t think my high school English-teacher sister is going to be replacing A Modest Proposal… Read more »

Lake Wobegon on the Hudson

I’m convinced that, somewhere in the bowels of the New York Times organization, there’s a memo specifying exactly how often the Gray Lady needs to run basically the exact same story about the difficulties of affluent Manhattanites in getting their children into elite preschools. More recently, we’ve seen a new variant on similar themes: Stories… Read more »

The Real War on Moms Has a Mortality Rate

Despite what Dave Weigel says, the fates seem determined to drag the Ann Romney/Hilary Rosen/war on women/war on moms debate into the weekend, so I guess I might as well, too. One response to the War on Moms claims–well-made by Salon’s Irin Carmon here–is that, Mommy Wars rhetoric, aside, the Republican policy agenda actually offers… Read more »

Good Morning, Boys and Girls!

Welcome to Miss Sara’s Saturday School for Incorrigible Wonks (I’m guessing most of you fall on that side of the divide). Thanks much to Ed and Paul Glastris for having me here. This is a bit of a departure from my usual eduwonkery, but I trust you’ll bear with me and maybe we can all… Read more »