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2) Tim Wise explains how the Tea Parties are a towering example of white privilege in action. And in reaction to this op-ed by Charles Blow on the Tea Parties and race, Conor Frierdersdorf, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jamelle Bouie, Adam Serwer, Frierdersdorf again, and Jonathan Bernstein all go a few rounds.
5) I really should start reading Lee over at A Thinking Reed again. This is a cool little post arguing that the distinction between “positive” and “negative” rights is largely meaningless.
6) Ezra Klein offers his readers the political blogosphere’s equivalent to crack.