All Further Articles for 2012-09-04

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Awful and Soul-Crushing: Honey Boo Boo Vs. RNC
Dunno If We Should Laugh Or Cry Dept: Fewer people watched the sorry spectacle that was the GOP convention than Here Comes Honey Boo Boo , a gross offshoot of TLC's equally gross Toddlers & Tiaras, wherein an insufferable child is "pageant-whored-out by her obese mother" in a gasp-inducing show that has been termed "exploitation squared." Full disclosure: Never seen it. Fuller disclosure: We may lack the stomach to ponder what this says about the state of the nation.
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See Me, Speak My Name: The Stories You Won't Hear At Either Convention
As the Democrats gather, a look at the "invisible people," the "least of these," the 46 million Americans who have fallen into poverty or homelessness but who remain, unfathomably, unconscionably, outside the national conversation. From Leonard Pitts. "It's comforting to believe the line separating them from you is Hulk-strong and neon bright, that their situation reflects some failing - moral, spiritual, intellectual - that you, righteous soul, do not suffer. Comforting. But then, self-delusion often is...Life happened to them, same as it happens to anyone."
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