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Under the argument that states need to protect themselves against voter fraud, Republicans are making a unified push for election reform, and at the forefront is the campaign for implementing and strengthening voter ID requirements. It is one of the popular topics of legislation, as 20 states that did not have laws requiring voter ID Read More

When I’m this late with the roundup , there’s no need in being snarky or cute about it. Hope y’all enjoy the links: 1. Argh, I’m in DC so I missed what was probably the best NYCity’s Pride parade, which I am sure was a hell of a party since same-sex marriage was legalized two days Read More

Today is National HIV Testing Day.  How up-to-date is your status? Tell us about the first (or last) time you were tested. Where’d you go? Were you worried? Did you bring a friend or partner along for moral support or to co-test? We believe it’s important to keep the conversation about HIV prevention and survival Read More

It’s a little bananas over here in the completely conceptual PB offices,  but there will be some proper posting going on tomorrow. Pinky promise. Until then, some links for your perusal: Obama announces a drawdown to the war in Afghanistan, beginning with bringing 33,000 troops home this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Read More

I will admit that I have not always been nice to Lisa Raye.  She’s probably a great person.  Likely a good mom.  She’s absolutely stunning.  But her acting is BALLS.  It is absolute balls.  It’s a basket of balls (see: Single Ladies). But I’m going to stop being so hard on her about it because Read More

What should we make of the people who laughed at any of Reggie Brown’s unfortunate comedic stylings, let alone the part of his hackneyed set that included jokes about Black History Month and Stanley Ann Dunham not being one of the Kardashians? I’m guessing the Republican Leadership Conference didn’t want to pay extra for the Read More

This week, Jamelle, Joel, Monica and me chop it over the implosion of Anthony Weiner’s Congressional career, and try to make sense of the early Republican field. Listen to the podcast here on the blog (and subscribe on iTunes). Click once to play, click again to download. (Some salty language.) PostBourgie: The Podcast – #17: Read More

French postcards from 1910 imagining the year 2000. Sarah Palin wants to go to Sudan for some reason. “…why should Sudan have any interest in hosting Palin? Even if the country weren’t in such a delicate state, what would be the point or purpose of any photo-op with Ann Curry? What interest could the Southern Read More

In case you weren’t glued the to C-SPAN this week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture debated and passed its 2012 budget.  Its jurisdiction consists mainly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and several smaller programs. It was not pretty.  Most of the worst amendments failed, but overall spending on Read More

Nai and Ta-Nehisi have both smartly weighed in on the racial politics of the new X-men movie, so bear with me if your all race-and-comics’d out. The comics book industry has always been dominated by white male artists and scribes, which makes it sorta unsurprising that the avatars for their power fantasies have historically been Read More