Fallows conducts a formal rhetorical analysis of Obama’s birth certificate press conference. Joshua Micah Marshall creates a formal taxonomy of post-certificate birtherism. He is a latter-day Hannah Adams, “Historian of the Jews And Reviewer of the Christian Sects," though his raw material is less promising.
Meanwhile, a Pennsylvania television station has launched an exposé (watch the video) about a veteran high school English teacher who publishes successful romance novels under a pseudonym. “Sitting in her class I had no idea. She is a good teacher but I had no idea what was going on behind the scenes," said former student Drew Hollenbach.