Well, once again Ta-Nehisi has gone on with his life and/or career without consulting his commenters about how his day is to be spent. Really, dude, would it kill you to ask?
Thank heavens someone is thinking of the commenters! Open Thread, should you need such a thing. (Oh, and efgoldman made me re-key something yesterday, the monster. You might want to read it, just to make all the suffering worth it).
Standard FYI clause: My general rule of thumb is that I wait two hours after Ta-Nehisi would usually open a thread (roughly noon, EST), and if none is forthcoming, I put one up here. (Today, right smack on 2:00 EST, he put up a Tebow post, so I held off a little).