The thick redneck line: Rick Perlstein traces the racist strain from today's conservatives to their allegedly enlightened forebears.
Wanna read about the Iraq movie that's gonna have the wingers and warwhores in full-froth mode later this month? Get your preview right here .
Who would you support: snakes or real estate developers? You need time to think about it? Joey Novick understands .
What becomes a legend most? When you're talking about the Divine Mr. R. it's the GOP presidential nomination, of course. Saucy thing!
Watch what you say, or AT&T will take away your Internets.
Family values versus valuing families: which president stacks up the best? Like we need to ask?
James Fallows says what needed to be said: Frog really don't sit still while the water around them gets heated to boiling. Several decades of political arguments and analogies have now been rendered inoperable. If you have any (scientifically accurate) replacement metaphors, send them to Mr. Fallows here.
BOOK NOOK: Trey Ellis offers whiny-ass memoir author Clarence Thomas some job advice. As a public service, the author of 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do demonstrates the proper technique for removing one's underwear without taking off one's pants -- Justice Thomas will no doubt want to try this when things get slow during those Supreme Court sessions. And American master Louis Auchincloss shows why he's considered the literary heir of Henry James and Edith Wharton: "I just think the Bushes are a big family of shits."