I find myself more and more a fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates, an author and now a blogger for The Atlantic. I was especially drawn to his September 26 column on Governor Sarah Palin -- even though I don't agree with his conclusion.
Below is a recent bloggingheads.tv discussion between Coates and John McWhorter of the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank. It's a strong, wide-ranging conversation on hip hop, Senator Barack Obama and more.
It's 52 minutes long but worthwhile viewing: