Obama Stumps for Stimulus in a City Hit Hard by Downturn - NYTimes.com

One thing that we learned over two years,” said David Axelrod, the president’s senior adviser, “is that there’s a whole different conversation in Washington than there is out here. If I had listened to the conversation in Washington during the campaign for president, I would have jumped off a building about a year and a half ago.

Pagan Cult Mosaic Found Under Cathedral

Commonweal - A review of religion, politics and culture

The bubble of American triumphalism has burst.

'The Other Side of Desire - Four Journeys Into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing,'

Perversion can be defined as the sex that you like and I don’t.

'The Other Side of Desire - Four Journeys Into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing,'

For years he carried her up three flights of stairs — if that’s not love, what is?

Beer Is for Children

Who Won In Gaza?

I suspect this was the point: to make peace impossible.

Man, this is just awful - Ta-Nehisi Coates

What right do these people have to continue on as if nothing happened?

Does Ann Coulter Have Opposable Thumbs? « Margaret and Helen

Reading Ann Coulter’s book is like chewing aspirin without water. I just finished another chapter and I am sitting here wondering if anyone has actually seen Ann using complex tools like a ball point pen or say… I don’t know… a toaster?

Department of Dumb-Ass Journalists

The British weekly tabloid News of the World reported that Phelps took several draws from a glass bong handed to him at a Nov. 8 college party in Columbia, S.C. A photo accompanying the story showed a man who appeared to be Phelps, wearing a backward-turned baseball cap and white T-shirt, with his mouth against the instrument.

Olympic Champion Michael Phelps Acknowledges ‘Bad Judgment’ After Photo Showing Apparent Use of Marijuana - washingtonpost.com