The best thing Tacitus has ever written: How think tanks spin far-right fringe beliefs into conventional wisdom. (Hat tip to Amanda)
Chris Clarke on fat jokes and the liberal blogosphere.
Tristero puts in a good word for fucking.
Matt Yglesias wonders what kind of border barrier the xenophobes really have in mind. Are we talking about mines and machine gun nests?
The Gothamist has all the juicy details about John McCain getting booed at the New School and the dental credit swapping scam at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. (Correction: There is no University of New Jersey, simpliciter.)
Julia brings us the Biblical weather report with Pat Robertson. Topline summary: God told Pat that the 2006 hurricane season won't exactly be a breeze. (Link fixed.)
New Yorker Teresa Nielsen Hayden reassures America: "If immigrants are so overwhelmingly scary and unassimilable, and such a drain on the communities that harbor them, how come my city can kick your city's ass?"
Martin Wisse on Ayaan Hirsi Ali.