Our appreciation to Rahul Mahajan for yesterday's posts on the two Souths (American and Iraqi). Taking over today is Pam Spaulding, of Durham, North Carolina (home of the Institute for Southern Studies). Check out her blog Pam's House Blend, where you can find out why right wingers are urging Christians to come out of the closet; why the Air Force thinks sexual assault is okay; why a 911 dispatcher got fired for living with her boyfriend; and what it's like to sell your soul to the American Taliban. Also enjoy the Conservative Values Monitor.

By the way, thanks to our previous guest bloggers for overcoming technical obstacles in the past couple of days, including whatever was wrong with Blogger on Tuesday. Let's hope Pam has smoother sailing.