by Jennifer Harvey Any news story on the  wrangling over the “fiscal cliff” yesterday inevitability invoked the name “Grover Norquist.” Norquist is the founder of Americans for Tax Reform. Last year 60 minutes described him “as the person most responsible, more than anyone else, for rewriting the dogma of the Republican Party.” In the news … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Thought: When Myth is a Lie (Which Mom Taught Not to Do)

by Jennifer Harvey I was in fourth grade and The Hobbit—a full-length animated film (a big deal back then)—was coming to my school. Those of us who were part of the gifted and talented program were going to get to see it. My “non-g/t” classmates were jealous. My mom was pissed. Years later I would … Continue reading


by Jennifer Harvey You’ve probably heard a lot about “non-white” turnout post-election. Or that shifting “demographics” decided the presidential election. The more crass version of this refrain, spoken aloud by Bill O’Reilly, laments that the “white establishment voter” is now a “minority.” Yes, communities of color supported President Obama by huge margins. But, let’s avoid … Continue reading

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