Starting to Lose Count of Gay Marriage States?

Us, too. Via Ben Smith at Politico:

The New Hampshire State Senate just passed a bill making same-sex marriage law — by a single vote, 13-11.

The same bill already passed the House, and now goes to the desk of Governor John Lynch, a Democrat who has said he opposes same-sex marraige, but hasn’t said [...]

Don't Fall For This Imitation Lambskin Fool Over Here.

H/T to fantastic 90s flashback site Warning: you will get lost in a sea of teased hair, douches, and Charo doing the Macarena.

(I actually remember watching this whole film at some point in the mid ’90s: Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You. Directed by the one and only Theo [...]

So Much Swag He Can Give Some Swag Away.

We all got ‘em. The embarrassing middle school pic in which we rock a terrible hairstyle. The prom photo in which we wore a knock-off the style that was hot at the time. The poster for a Catholic youth organization in which we’re holding a basketball and imploring our fellow teenagers to abstain from having [...]

'The Confederate Flag Means Segregation.'

Ta-Nehisi Coates has a good post up on those who defend their desire to fly the Confederate flag as an affirmation of heritage and not an open expression of hate:

It may well be true that Alabama’s desire to fly the Confederate flag at the state capitol, or the desire of many Alabamans [...]


For internet addicts who want to keep tabs on swine flu developments the Center for Disease Control has a Twitter Feed to provide you with up to the minute facts, stats and reminders.

For example, you CANNOT catch swine flu from eating pork.

See black people? [...]

Angling for the Presidency.

Dick Cheney official photo

In his inaugural column for the Times, Ross Douthat argues that Cheney should have run for president so that America could have had a stouter debate on torture during the campaign. McCain couldn’t hold the pro-torture platform because he didn’t agree with the Bush/Cheney stand, and so the Bush/Cheney stand [...]

On Arlen Specter.

Jam does the math on what Specter’s defection means.

The Democratic reaction – judging from the steady stream of emails I’ve received from various groups of college Democrats – is that this is excellent news; Specter plus a seated Al Franken equals 60-votes and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Of course, there [...]

On Commenting.

Just wanted to remind everyone on how the threaded commenting system works. It will make conversations and threads easier to follow.