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Evolution and theodicy

One of the guilty pleasures of WaPo's new column on religious beliefs is watching Christianist shills get chewed on by the reality-based community. Read the comments section; it's delicious. Take Cal Thomas--please:

[I]f God is not the Author of life, then we are evolutionary accidents who may treat each other as we please.

Nonsense. Human capacities for good and evil both evolved in nature because they both had survival value. Read more about Evolution and theodicy

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Rethinking the South, Again

This is one of several pieces I've read recently that have some bad news for people like me and Mr. Schaller, as we argue for the "new coalition" of states and seats that will bring Democratic majorities to Congress:
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Language Wars Online

3quarks brings us the sad tale of another loss for the French. This time, it seems ils tout seul le font when it comes to search engines.
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Ford and Nixon: BFFs

Ford pardoning Nixon was worse than a deal; it was a favor for a friend. Another emmbargoed scoop from court biographer "staff writer" Bob Woodward:

Months before Richard M. Nixon set a relatively unknown Michigan congressman named Gerald R. Ford on the path to the White House, Nixon turned to Ford, who called himself the embattled president's "only real friend," to get him out of trouble.

Far be it from me to play sock puppet...

But, readers, could you help us out?

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Blog TV

There will be a show tonight on Sundance on blogs. 10p according to the website. I believe I was interviewed for this, I don't know if I made the final cut or not. If this is one I think it is, look for me babbling away like a very silly person during the section of the program that covers KosVegas. Read more about Blog TV

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Ho ho ho! Dad got me an Amazon gift certificate, and I used it to buy this book by my favorite fiction writer evah! Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I love writers who aren't afraid of historical detail, and that's Ms. Yarbro. Also, my most cherished lover gave me an Ipod, and I've been meaning to ask people for good Ipod sites. I know where the Apple music store site is, thanks. Read more about Bathtime!

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Cloned Food OK'd by FDA

How does that make you feel? My mind is open on this one, and I can see the arguments from both sides. I didn't know we were so sure of our cloning technologies and abilities that we could be 100% sure this is a safe development. Read more about Cloned Food OK'd by FDA

Ford hagiography makes me wanna hurl


Apparently, none of the bright guys on our side saw this coming:

Gerald Ford's miraculous power to "heal" "a divided nation" is now merging seamlessly with the The Wise Men's fetish for Moderate voices. What a surprise. (And does anyone else get the feeling that The Wise Men are laying down a marker for the kind of narrative they want when Bush is forced from office?) Read more about Ford hagiography makes me wanna hurl

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Are You a Dirty Hippy?

Matt has a nice essay about the Left of the 1960s and the Left of today. Go contribute. I think about this sort of thing all the time, and I confess I'm not as ambitious as Matt; I'm not sure how I'd construct such a comparison. Read more about Are You a Dirty Hippy?

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Cheap, Pure, Deadly: The Other War Continues

Here is a good short discussion about our continuing failure in the "war on drugs." The money quote:
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Slave Revolt in Rio

Most people, particularly those in the Blogosphere, don’t know or don’t care to know – it’s about to be on. Compton is about to look like Rio; Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Long Beach, Detroit – all those deeply impoverished areas, urban and rural; black, brown, yellow and white, are about to explode. France, Rio, Mexico. This is here in America, all the immigrants from America’s proxy wars in Latin America, the veterans of the drug war, they are all here getting hungrier by the day. Read more about Slave Revolt in Rio

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I Just Can't Seem to Put Away the Foil

Seriously. I have been hearing about these for years now. Is there any Democrat willing to look into these? I suppose not. Still, if I were Waxman or Conyers, I'd be asking questions like, "Why are we still awarding KBR with multimillion dollar contracts after all the fraud and waste they've been guilty of?" It's so hard not to be paranoid, and those pictures aren't helping. Read more about I Just Can't Seem to Put Away the Foil

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American Doll Test

In 2006 still! I’m not surprised, just pissed. There is no way in hell I’ll ever give my children over to the American educational system. Being a survivor of American mentacide, I can’t in good conscience do it. They repeated the Clark Doll test. Read more about American Doll Test

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Presidential Race


I can't seem to find a good link, but yesterday I was in the car and forced to listen to NPR, and they had a pollster on who talked about the Harold Ford loss in TN and the white vote. His point was that while in the polls, many white voters said they would vote for Ford or a black candidate in general, the election proved otherwise, and Harold's race was a major factor in his loss. I think it's important to realize that race is still an important consideration in elections, and that it will be the biggest negative factor for Obama. Read more about Presidential Race


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