Politics Sunday


Hey! You! I love doing these political links, but no one clicks on them. So I want to hear from you: What kind of political links do you  want to see? What are you interested in? I will scour the Internets for you if you tell me.

“Is the Pope toast?”

Josh Marshall invents a term for a “literary form” known as “Gonzonia,” those political fundraising “emails with a lot of exclamation points and bolds and underlines and even double underlines when the rush of regular old underlines wears off for over-use.”

In case you missed it because all the American media is talking about is this Massa fellow, there’s some crazy stuff happening in Thailand right now.

The Root lists people they’d “like to remove from Black History Month.” So does John McWhorter at TNR. (via)

Here is “why American health care costs so much.”

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →