Mapping the origin of the Indo-European languages. Via Language Log, which I have recently discovered. Highly reccommended if you're interested in languages.
Dr. Rubidium looks at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. It turns out that not all the members are like Todd Akin.
Yiddish curses for Republican Jews. Via Paul Krugman.
Check out the economic impact of the presidential candidates' plans at Politify.com. Via.
A larger-than-life figure brought down to size.
Added later: A critique of pure gold.