Nicole Sandler discusses the disconnect between the media pundits' takes on the Democratic debate and what the online polls, focus groups and Social Media metrics with Howie Klein. Driftglass checks in from the Professional Left Podcast with his debate thoughts and a few words about David Brooks too.
Today, Nicole ventures back into domestic politics with two Toms today: PoliSci Prof/author Thomas Schaller, and author/columnist/brilliant man Thomas Frank
The stories about domestic abuse in the NFL were bad enough. The video of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious then-fiance from an elevator provided the visual that enraged us. The second video of him landing the blow that knocked her into the raid and knocked her out somehow changed everything in the discussion of the culture of violence surrounding that already violent sport. As abhorrent as someone as big, strong and powerful as a professional football player hitting a woman who is most certainly stronger and weaker than he, the news that one of these brutes brutalized his child and defended [...]