Quote of the Day: Cupcakes and Class Warfare


From Jeffrey Henig, a professor of political science at Teachers College in New York City:

It’s never just about the cupcake.

This might become my favorite new catchphrase to describe fights ostensibly about X that everyone knows are really about Y. Click the link for context.

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