The Showdown on Strong Island.


There’s a big debate tonight. Perhaps you’ve heard? [...]

All Tied Up.

Yesterday was another good day in the polls for Mitt Romney — Real Clear Politics has Romney up about 0.7 viagra online

points nationally — and Nate Silver thinks the post-debate surge doesn’t show any signs of waning. “So far, the evidence that Mr. Romney’s debate bounce is receding is a bit anecdotal,” he writes. [...]


Cord Jefferson wrote a widely criticized piece for Gawker calling for a reconsideration of how we deal with pedophiles — criticized in large part because it seemed to pussyfoot around actually referring to the rape of children as “rape”. Jennifer Bleyer has a less ham-handed take on that idea over at Slate. “Fred Berlin, the [...]

The End.

Over at The Prospect, Jamelle offers up a handy primerto the Rapture, which an 89-year-old religious leader named Harold Camping said should be going down tomorrow.

What is the Rapture?

Derived from the Latin verb “rapio,” it means “to catch up” or “caught away,” and refers to the a specific event in several eschatological [...]

The Women Stay in the Picture.

Cut out of the Picture: Secretary Clinton and NSC Official Tomason.

x-posted from CaribBelle’s Minority Report.

Here’s another example of the impact of “modesty laws”: two women (Sec of State Hillary Clinton and a National Security Council Director of Counterterrorism) get cut out of the situation room picture when the photo is published in [...]

Life After Church: The Church Of What’s Happening Now.

Life After Church is a recurring PostBourgie feature, in which PB’s writers discuss their evolving ideas about faith and religion. (See previous entries in this series from Stacia here and here, from Monica here, from Alisa here, and from Shani here.) Sean Campbell is a friend of the blog, and blogs at [...]

The Upside of Heresy.

"That's really KSW, man!"

If you get a moment — or a few moments, since it’s long as hell — you should really holler at the much-discussed New Yorker article about Paul Haggis, the screenwriter and director of the worst movie ever, and his falling out from the Church of Scientology [...]

The Philly Beard, Explained. presents: The Sunni Beard from Chikodi Chima on Vimeo.

This started catching on back when I was in school, although obviously back then few of us could really pull it off.

(Freeway probably has the most famous Philly beard of all times. ALL TIMES!)