Jody Michael
Congratulations and welcome to the cast, Leslie Jones!

Questions for reflection:

If you were homeless, would you be able to resist the urge, day after day, week after week, month after month, for a drug to numb the pain? If you think you would be able to resist, what makes you so sure? Have you been homeless before? If you think it would be so easy to resist, why do one-third of homeless people suffer from chronic substance abuse?

If you were a drug addict, do you think you would be able to quit? If you think you would be able to quit, what makes you so sure? Have you been a drug addict before? If you think it would be so easy to quit, why do 60 percent of smokers fail when they try to stop?

mattbors:

The Underdog Myth - More comics at The Nib

This is great.

mattbors:

The Underdog Myth - More comics at The Nib

This is great.

Whites: On top for now.

This year, in Advanced Placement American History courses all across the nation, students will learn details about America that make it look bad. This is something that many people in academia or the rest of the world simply call “history.” The Republican National Committee calls the class a “radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

Which is odd, because it’s possible to love something in spite of its flaws. Any contented marriage of more than a few years proves as much. This is why we still go to our favorite bands’ concerts even though we know they’re going to play five tracks from that turkey of a new album. It’s not revolutionary to suggest that America has more appeal than a grouchy spouse and more staying power than the Rolling Stones, so it should get through this, even if you might love it a smidge less.