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Marc Ambinder points the way (or, did, but the post is down now) to a study (PDF) which concludes that when presented with a picture of a biracial candidate for a job, those who agree with his stated positions are more likely to view a lighter picture of him as an accurate representation of his Read More

Since we’ve done a little fall cleaning around here, we figured this is as good a time as any to come up with a list of songs celebrating the spirit of change and novelty and newness. You might even say we’re beyond cutting edge. Without any further ado: 1. Brand Nu by Sista (Brokey) 2. Read More

The problem with the new guidelines from the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommending only biannual mammograms for most women once they reach age 50, rather than annual ones for all women over 40, is that we all believe doctors should perform test after endless test and that, if they do, they can always Read More

…and stay a while. Welcome to the ‘new’ PostBourgie. The new design has been up for a couple of days, but I thought we’d welcome you all formally to our new digs. On the front end, things are bright white, and on the backend we’ve moved to a new host. That’s right, y’all, we’re official. Read More

From Leigh: 1% of Americans are millionaires, compared to 44% of Congress (237 elected officials, to be exact). The median income in the Senate is just under $2M, in the House it’s just over $600k. Median household income in the US is $50,303. Just because an individual is rich does not preclude them from pursuing Read More

Stuff we missed: Nate Silver thinks Palin has a shot at winning the Republican nomination in 2012. His blogmate Tom Schaller isn’t having it. The incredible disappearing Negroes. AP: “Don’t blame fast food: Mummies had heart disease too.” Radley Balko offers some pretty good ideas that would improve American health care in ways  the Obama Read More

The homie blackink12 said he was just finally getting down to watch ‘The Wire.” Better late than never, right? Looking back at this clip got me all amped. How did this show get us to root for all the people we ended up rooting for? (Not the middle schoolers in season four; you had to Read More

You ever have one of those dreams wherein you’re taking your pet polar bear for his evening walk, strolling  past  random people you sort of know while Chubb Rock stands on the corner politely asking passersby if they can spare some Lemonhead money? And then you wake up and realize it’s because you left your Read More

It took 12 years, but here we go again! Ridiculous Moments in R & B, part deux! In no particular order, the winners are: 1. Who let your drunk uncles in the studio?? I have no idea how ‘Float On’ by the Floaters came about, but I’m guessing it went something like this: Larry: Ay! Ay Read More

In a recently published study, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers  assessed the subjective happiness of women and found that despite greater opportunities, higher wages and increased education, their perceived feelings of well-being have decreased steadily over the last 35 years. In addition they identified a widening gap in the levels of subjective happiness experienced by Read More

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