I have another Sunday post up at The American Street.
Sorry to say it's not a Lance and Nance post. Sorrier to say there probably won't be any more Nance and Lances for a while. Nance has decided that blogging at three places, none of which pays her any money, is not the wisest course for a professional journalist, particularly one now struggling to get a non-substistance wage free-lance career up and running. So she's cutting back on charity work.
Yesterday she wrote about the ways newspaper copy editors can be heroic---provided you accept a TV doctor show definition of heroism---and dumb---provided you accept as the definition of a dumb a New York Times copy editor's attempts to "fix" the prose of one unknown freelancer named Elmore Leonard, who's serializing a novel in the Times Sunday magazine.
Read Nance's By the book.
Meanwhile, I'm soloing over at the Street, writing on Fast Billy Bennett and the neo-racism of the Republican Party since Nixon. Key graf:
But the outrage in the remark is in how well it exemplifies one of the most invidious of the Republican Party’s contributions to the racist resurgeance—the lie that racism is a thing of the past, except among Liberals and Democrats. We live in a color blind society now, don’t you know? The Civil Rights Movement, which the Right actually remembers the way Weimer Germans remembered the Armistace, and the attendent legislation, which the Right despises and still seeks to overturn, were wonderful, magical phenomena, as if Martin Luther King waved a wand over the whole country and we all awoke, sweet-minded and innocent, from a nightmare of slavery, Civil War, Jim Crow, lynching, Scottsboro, and Bull Connor.
Post is called Color blind.