Welcome to THE BROWN TABLE, The Root’s new group blog. This space will be a daily repository for news reporting, culture and media criticism, arguments, amusements, provocations, pile-ons, and smart takes on the day’s stories—courtesy of The Root staff. In addition to being a must-read for politicos in Washington and around the world, we want this blog to engage a true call and response with our readers—so clap back! Send tips and tirades to: thebrowntable@theroot.com.

—The Editors