Gerard O'Grady (Cardiff): A Comparative Case Study of the Construal of the Persona of 3 who are "the Worst of the Worst". From Swans, Harvey E. Whitney, Jr. on the fallacy of proclaiming fallacies; and what the hell do you do with a phony bastard? The ISS's new atomic clock will be the most accurate clock in space, possibly the universe. A review of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. Do libertarians belong at sea? The Seasteading Project floats through a second aquatic festival. Alan Abramowitz and Norman Ornstein on five myths about midterm elections. Why are there more Christian congregations where there is more crime? From Vice, an interview with Felix Cane, the world's best pole dancer; and a look at fashion's greatest fuck-yous. By selling out, or buying in: There is something comforting in giving up your autonomy. The Swimsuit Issue: Miriam Kotzin on bathing suits — bah, humbug! The electorate is increasingly pro-marriage equality; who's in trouble? Democratic politicians who tried to straddle the issue. A look at how Elizabeth Warren, likely to head new consumer agency, provokes strong feelings. Salon takes a look at how the "ground zero mosque" fear mongering began. Ever since “Ms.” emerged as a marriage-neutral alternative to “Miss” and “Mrs.” in the 1970s, linguists have been trying to trace the origins of this new honorific.