Drezner calls Drum's bluff on the rise of economic populism among Democrats.
The trouble with populism is (mostly) not about the remaining 10% of barriers to trade (though see below), it's about efforts to f$%& up the 90% of barriers that have been dismantled. The Baucus-Grassley-Schumer-Graham bill, for example, isn't about halting new trade openings -- it's about finding new ways to clamp down on existing openness.
Ezra Klein jokes about the good news on teenage sex and pregnancy. It's more interesting to me to disaggregate the teenage sex from overall birthing. Is it an independent trend down, or part of Americans have fewer babies?
Lester Spence evaluates the prospects for Black Power in the 21C through a dialog between some old radicals.
This year represents the 40 year anniversary of the Newark and Detroit riots. Next year will be the 40 year anniversary for Baltimore. One of my former students forwarded me a discussion that relates to our discussions about the local and the global. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviewed Amiri Baraka, Larry Hamm, and Grace Boggs about Newark and Detroit respectively. They were on two separate interview tracks until near the end, where Baraka and Boggs had a back and forth that was telling.