What's missing from the national conversation about birth control? Here's a hint: Says Chloe Angyal, "We are having a national discussion about birth control, without ever mentioning the basic human activity that can lead to birth." You guessed it! (Sex.) [The Guardian]
Everyone is up in arms over what Mitt Romney said about Big Bird, but Levar Burton wants to remind you that cutting funding for PBS would hurt more than just our giant yellow feathered friend. [TMZ]
More from the "Awful things Missouri lawmakers have said about rape" file: Former Missouri House of Representatives republican George Englebach explained to Democracy Now! there's difference between "brutal rape" and rape of "some girl or lady that was sort of inebriated, maybe a little bit high on drugs or something like that." Oh, and he was dressed as Abe Lincoln. Yes, this was at the Republican National Convention.