Some political and quasi-political items:
- Interesting discussion of tensions within the Tea Party as they settle in to become part of the government.
- Blue Corn Comics: "A multicultural comic book featuring Native Americans."
- Exposing Andrew Breitbart's lies about Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP. (I know this was months ago, but I didn't see a lot of coverage at the time debunking this aspect of what Breitbart said, so I figured it can't hurt to link to it even though belatedly.)
- More women than ever before filed to run for US Congress this year. However, if current projections hold, this election has reduced the number of women in Congress, for the first time in thirty years. (Details at CNN.) And Women's Campaign Forum President Siobhan Bennett notes that the US is ranked 90th in the world (or 73rd if you don't count ties) by percentage of women in national parliaments.
- Jeffrey Goldberg experiences one of the new TSA patdowns. Entertaining, with serious/scary undercurrent. (Back in 2008, Goldberg reported on stuff he's taken through airport security; another entertaining but sobering piece.)
- Another attempt to debunk myths about only children.
- "[O]verall, working-class husbands actually wind up doing more housework than middle- and upper-class men."