Jonathan Chait

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Name: Jonathan Chait
First reported 41 mins ago - Updated 41 mins ago - 1 reports

When Were You First Allowed to Go to the Park Alone? Slate Wants to Know.

Earlier this month, South Carolina mother Debra Harrell was arrested and had her 9-year-old daughter removed by social services. Her crime: Allowing the girl, who had a cell phone for emergencies, to spend her days at the park without an adult guardian. ... [Published Slate - The XX Factor - 41 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Campaign for America’s Future: Waking Up to Our Broken Education Policies

Who could ever forget comedian Jon Stewart’s commentary in early 2009 on how financial reporters totally botched reporting of the Great Recession. Stewart mocked journalists at CNBC for missing all the warning signs of the overvalued housing market and ... [Published National Education Policy Center - 23 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Criminalizing parenting and poverty: Opinionline

Jonathan Chait,New York: "Debra Harrell is currently in jail because she let her 9-year-old daughter play, unsupervised, in a public park. ... Harrell works at McDonald's. Her daughter used to tag along (to) her mother's workplace during the day. She ... [Published USA Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Why America Is Still a Nation of Progress Despite the divide and gridlock, we are fundamentally optimists. Jonathan Chait

FOLLOW:It's time re-embrace this fundamental truth.A few months ago, President Obama that was also a tribute to his optimistic vision about American history. Obama reminded his audience that the triumph of justice was not easy, continuous, or automatic. ... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Sometimes the substance is irrelevant

A field guide to the North American troll.Cross posted from Pruning Shears .The recent semi-retirement of DougJ bummed me out.  In addition to writing the funniest line ever posted on the Internet ("Apparently, Qatari humor is a little too edgy for American ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Waking Up To Our Broken Education Policies

(Photo: Fight for Philly) Who could ever forget comedian Jon Stewart’s commentary in early 2009 on how financial reporters totally botched reporting of the Great Recession. Stewart mocked journalists at CNBC for missing all the warning signs of the over-valued ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 3 reports

Woman Raising Money For Debra Harrell, Mother Arrested For Leaving Her Daughter At The Park

A South Carolina mother was arrested for "unlawful conduct" earlier this month after leaving her daughter in a park while working at a nearby McDonalds. Her child was subsequently placed in the care of the Department of Social Services.North Augusta resident, ... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Problem With Esquire's Praise Of 42-Year-Old Women And Amy Poehler

Last week, I got into a fight on Twitter with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, whose work I respect, and it wasn’t about anything that either of us had written; rather, we were tussling over the merits of a piece written by Tom Junod, for Esquire , ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

the national interest Karl Rove’s Brilliant Health-Care Plan Lacks a Few Details Namely, what the plan is. Jonathan Chait

FOLLOW: If emWall Street Journal/em column inches weren't so precious ...Karl Rove has a column today promising Republicans that they can still win by running against Obamacare. And when Rove tells Republicans they’ve got a winning hand, you should listen, ... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

"I Don't F*cking Care If You Like It"

L ast week, I got into a fight on Twitter with  New York  magazine’s Jonathan Chait, whose work I respect, and it wasn’t about anything that either of us had written; rather, we were tussling over the merits of  a piece  written by Tom Junod, for  Esquire ... [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Letting Kids Play Outside Shouldn't Be Illegal

(Newser)–Should sending your kid to play alone at a local park land you in jail? Because that's what happened to Debra Harrell. The 46-year-old South Carolina mom repeatedly sent her 9-year-old daughter to a well-trafficked park while she went to work ... [Published Newser - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

Genuinely curious to see if left ideological solidarity protects @DianeRavitch from backlash for this blatant sexism http://t.co/xvzYcZN8rS — Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) July 15, 2014 @janehamsher @jaketapper @DianeRavitch Got ... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 15 2014]

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When Were You First Allowed to Go to the Park A... [Published Slate - The XX Factor - 41 mins ago]
Criminalizing parenting and poverty: Opinionline [Published USA Today - 18 hours ago]
It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our lan... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - 19 hours ago]
Campaign for America’s Future: Waking Up to Our... [Published National Education Policy Center - 23 hours ago]
Why America Is Still a Nation of Progress Despi... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 20 2014]
Sometimes the substance is irrelevant [Published Daily Kos - Jul 20 2014]
Did the Kochs ever give the ACLU $20 million? P... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 18 2014]
'IDGAF What You Think' Is Your New Feminist Bat... [Published Jezebel - Jul 18 2014]
Campbell Brown Vs. Matt Damon [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 18 2014]
The Problem With Esquire's Praise Of 42-Year-Ol... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 17 2014]
the national interest Karl Rove’s Brilliant Hea... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
Woman Raising Money For Debra Harrell, Mother A... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Jul 17 2014]
Waking Up To Our Broken Education Policies [Published Common Dreams - Jul 17 2014]
Marco Rubio Has Introduced an Awesome (and Bipa... [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
Wonkbook: Two weeks before recess, Congress sti... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 17 2014]
SC Mom jailed after leaving 9-year-old alone to... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 17 2014]
"I Don't F*cking Care If You Like It" [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 17 2014]
Mother jailed for letting her daughter run free... [Published Grist Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
An Important Conversation About The Mom Arreste... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Jul 16 2014]
Working Mom Arrested For Leaving Daughter At Park [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Jul 16 2014]
Letting Kids Play Outside Shouldn't Be Illegal [Published Newser - Jul 16 2014]
Support Grows Online For Mom Who Lost Custody O... [Published Business Insider - Jul 16 2014]
The Logical Conclusion of “Welfare Reform” [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Jul 16 2014]
Why Democrats Can’t Be the Party of Business No... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
CBO Report Confirms: Taxes Must Go Up [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 16 2014]
Lyons: Why Obama makes the GOP panic [Published PJStar.com - Jul 16 2014]
Open Thread: The New Neighborhood Purity Minders [Published Balloon Juice - Jul 16 2014]
OPINION: Obama’s legacy will be defined over time [Published Daily News-Sun - Jul 15 2014]
Mom Arrested for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Kid Pla... [Published Jezebel - Jul 15 2014]
Parents Are Now Getting Arrested for Letting Th... [Published Slate - The XX Factor - Jul 15 2014]
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When Were You First Allowed to Go to the Park A... [Published Slate - The XX Factor - 41 mins ago]
Earlier this month, South Carolina mother Debra Harrell was arrested and had her 9-year-old daughter removed by social services. Her crime: Allowing the girl, who had a cell phone for emergencies, to spend her days at the park without an adult guardian. ...
It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our lan... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - 19 hours ago]
In its ongoing effort to make life difficult for environment reporters, the Obama administration once again announced major environmental news on a Friday. This time, however, it was not a measure to protect the environment, but to destroy it. The ...
Wonkbook: Two weeks before recess, Congress sti... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 17 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here .  ...
The Logical Conclusion of “Welfare Reform” [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Jul 16 2014]
The big story yesterday on all my usual political blog stops was about a woman who was arrested because she let her 9-year old daughter play in the park alone. The woman was poor, black, and worked at McDonalds and did not seemingly have a personal social ...
Open Thread: The New Neighborhood Purity Minders [Published Balloon Juice - Jul 16 2014]
Reason number-infinity-plus one I’m glad I never had kids, from Jonathan Chait at NYMag: Debra Harrell is currently in jail because she let her 9-year-old daughter play , unsupervised, in a public park. Almost everything about this story (which I ...
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