Michale Berube wrote a fantastic post on academic freedom - something to print out and post on your office door.
Three related posts on the reasons why today's journalists treat GOP as if it was a legitimate political party and the Democrats have no idea how to counter this. All three posts are uber-excellent. First, by Digby, on the origins of the He Said She Said journalism. Second, Amanda Marcotte: Who the hell are you calling 'churlish'? Third, Toast on Shakespeare's Sister: Your Media: Objectively Pro-GOP.
From Phantom Professor, a chilling tale.
From Red State Rabble: ID's Split Personality.