Lovorka Gruic-Grmusa (Rijeka): The Transformations in the Understanding of Temporality in Postmodern Literature. From The National Interest, Franz-Stefan Gady on lust, a hidden influence on foreign policy. To ousted boss Jose Bustani, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was seen as an obstacle in Iraq. Experts needed; knowledge optional: Chris Lehmann on how the Beltway media embraced a fake Syria expert. Felix Salmon on Barack Obama vs zombies. Andrew Sullivan on the tea party as a religion. Michael Tomasky on how the Senate debt ceiling deal won’t mean this chaos is over — far from it. Matthew Yglesias on what's next for the federal budget. Andrew Rudalevige on overcoming the violence of faction: The Framers worried about factions and anarchy — what's old is new again. Lionel Rolfe on why Obama will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents. Emily Yoffe to college women: Stop getting drunk (and Ann Friedman to college men: Stop getting drunk). Jay Rosen on why Pierre Omidyar decided to join forces with Glenn Greenwald for a new venture in news (and more). From Cabinet, Aaron Schuster on a philosophy of tickling: A sensation between physics and metaphysics; and D. Graham Burnett on relational economics: Tabua and the question of currency. The Los Angeles Times will no longer publish letters from climate change deniers. Chris Bailey on 100 incredible things he learned watching 70 hours of TED talks.