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Miss USA, Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to hold the title, competes in the Miss Universe pageant tonight. Her, ahem, costume, which (the LA times reports) does nothing for world hunger, is a tribute to President Obama's peace initiatives. Read more...
See more videos at InvisiblePeopleTV. One of the things that I always keep in mind as I watch these Sunday shows and listen to the elite opin Read more...
Helena Hill Weed, jailed for three days in 1917 in the District of Columbia for carrying banner supporting women's suffrage. The 19th Amendment p Read more...
Ya know, Senator, it was going to be really hard for Democrats to run against George W. Bush this time around until you opened your big honkin' tw Read more...
Don't get your hoop-skirt panties in a twist; the power behind "September 12 is Burn a Confederate Flag Day" is the wonderful satirist Jesus General. Burn the Confederate Flag Day is a protest against the right's exploitation of racial Read more...

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Tweet of the week. And don't forget kids, you can follow the entire Crooks and Liars staff on Twitter here. Open Thread below.... Read more...
I couldn't agree more with Joan Walsh, who called Harry Reid a "tower of Jello" on the Islamic Community Center issue. Open thread below... Read more...
See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. A glimpse of what action films would be like if they had to deal with the cellular servic Read more...
Fredric March's wonderful speech from The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Open Thread below.... Read more...