The Usual Roundup
Birthers and Sarah Palin at Gawker. Deepak and Canada and their relation to health-care reform at True/Slant (they both want us DEAD). Also: Crappy Hour every Tuesday with Megan!
This Is Still a Thing?
This is what some might call “acting stupidly.” Further, Sgt. James Crowley noted in his report that he radioed police headquarters to let them know he was with the person who appeared to be the home’s lawful resident, but who was “very uncooperative.” Upon receiving Gates’ Harvard ID, Crowley wrote he radioed in to request “the presence of the Harvard University...
On the News of the Day
Hello, here are two good things that you should read: Michael Hogan on the necessity of an apology and John Cook on what actually happened. They are both more reasonable than anything I would’ve written on the subject, because I would’ve pointed out that rather more explicitly that a) cops ALWAYS lie, especially in police reports, especially when they think they might get in trouble...
(He Was Born In A) Madrassa
Hello, yes, I wrote a long thing about “Birther” conspiracy theorists today, at Gawker, and you should really click on it and read it. But for regular coverage involving real-life journalism you should be reading Dave Wiegel. Oh, and Ben Smith, even though he works for Politico.
ninety9: josephweisenthal: ninety9: Can someone present a cogent argument about why South Park is funnier than Family Guy that doesn’t rely on some presumption that you ‘understand’ humor better than the rest of us? Maybe I’m more empathetic of the politics of Family Guy (though given the people who hold up South Park, maybe y’all should peer more closely into the implied narrative). Sure,...
Intertwined by Gina Showalter, Aug. 25. The book stars a teenage boy who has...– I may be in the wrong field.
BREAKING SOTOMAYOR CONFIRMATION NEWS YOU CAN USE →
Here is what I, the 36th-most powerful print/web journalist in the world, have been up to today: A brief history of the death of the man who designed the Brooklyn Bridge. This one’s good! I used up my whole picture quota too. I bitch about Tom Harkin again, though it is only really tangentially his fault that the quackery wing of the NIH is funding a seriously dangerous study conducted...
Bob Dylan reads “The New Colossus.”...
Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?
For Mark Sanford
What is up with these people? Why are they so... →
Jenny Sanford: “Gay marriage wrecked my family” →
maura: lebren: absurdlakefront: notthatkindagay: “Of course I’m not saying that Mark is gay,” Sanford said, “but he may as well be. The moral decay in this country has claimed another victim and this time it was my family. Our marriage was perfect until these laws started passing around the country. Clearly the slow dissolution of the sanctity of marriage in America seeped into Mark’s...
The scene where Kermit graduates from college was... →