When I want insightful commentary and fair, accurate coverage of the election, I turn to The Onion, Stephen Colbert, and other trusted news sources. (But I'm not a snob; like everyone, I enjoy a good laugh. And so for light entertainment, I occasionally turn to CNN and Fox News.)
This week, I thought The Onion did a particularly fine job of covering race in the 2008 election, always a tricky subject.
I recommend, first of all, this op-ed: "America Needs To Have A Superficial Conversation About Race," by Ed Breyerly.
After you've spent some time pondering the implications of Breyerly's insights, you might click on this segment:
Portrayal Of Obama As Elitist Hailed As Step Forward For African Americans