Several people have emailed me to ask why no one at CT has posted on the George Zimmerman verdict. It’s a good question. I can’t speak for anyone else; as Chris said, we’re a loose-knit crew. I know that I’ve simply not felt up to the challenge. And not able to say anything as cogent as I’ve read elsewhere.

But this clip from 1968 of James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show seems apposite. (The Milton Friedman lookalike trying to get a word in edgewise is the Yale philosopher Paul Weiss.)

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CUNY Backs Down (Way Down) on Petraeus (Updated)

by Corey Robin on July 16, 2013

The New York Times is reporting that CUNY is backing down—way down—on its Petraeus hire. [click to continue…]