The three topics you are not supposed to discuss when engaging in small talk are politics, religion, and sex. I find it strange that race is not considered a fourth, though upon further reflection there are likely two reasons it is not: 1) race is inextricably linked to all three anyway, so it may well be redundant to include race on that list, and 2) race is a subject we — and by “we&...[Read More]

I regularly watch Fareed Zakaria‘s weekly current/foreign affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS every Sunday morning on CNN, and I always find him (and the guests he has on the program) to be startlingly insightful, probing much deeper into issues that all too often are sensationalized or trivialized by the rest of the media thanks to its increasingly potent cocktail of bias, spin, and ratings....[Read More]

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