* For Black History Month, Black superheroes talk about their struggles.
* Jimmy Fallon's "Downton Sixbey."
* Yolo: An oral history of an awful phrase.
* U.S. females need to step up the science.
* Schoolhouse Rock sings about ungrammatical stuff.
* This Sacramento Bee editorial is seriously messing with Texas.
* Twitter has a new hashtag game: #ReplaceSongTitlesWithDrone.
* Conan O'Brien's heckler Eddie Pepitone has Post Office questions.
* A map of all the vaguely or explicitly rude-sounding place names in the world.
* The Post Office's potential for "clandestine communication" was a scary prospect, at one time.
Tags: Black History Month, California, Daily Links, Drones, Education, Geography, Post Office, Racism, Rick Perry, Science & Technology, Taxes, Texas, Women's Rights
Barack Obama's second term hasn't even started, but in a single stroke, thousands of Americans have fallen from the ranks of the wealthy. It's just like the dispossession of the Russian nobility under the Bolsheviks, except instead of being exiled to Siberia these former rich people are being reclassified as middle-class and getting an extension of the Bush-era tax rates.
For years, Obama and his fellow Democrats have insisted that couples making more than $250,000 a year should pay taxes at Clinton-era rates. But under the terms of the fiscal cliff deal adopted last night, households will have to earn $450,000 before a single dollar is taxed at the 39.6% rate. Knowing whether or not you're rich can be difficult under Obama's brand of Sharia socialism! Let this handy questionnaire be your guide.
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, House of Representatives, Money, Senate, Taxes
President Obama's Hawaiian vacation has been rudely interrupted, Speaker John Boehner announced that he would call the House back into session this weekend, and chief senate turtle Mitch McConnell has emerged from his shell to half-heartedly engage in negotiations on forestalling the austerity measures set to hit on January 1st. For regular Americans, this should only mean one thing: it's time to turn governmental incompetence into a celebration and plan your Fiscal Cliff Eve party.
Tags: Debt, Fiscal Cliff, Taxes