Here’s some good weekend stuff from the internets. First, the science:
- Neaderthal introgression, in an easy to understand graphic format.
- A wonderful roundup of some fascinating endangered species. Make sure to check out the Dracula ants.
- If you’re an itty-bitty microbe how do you outcompete some big charismatic megafauna? Be stinky.
- The Washington Post describes investigations into the suppression of science. I have some thoughts on the subject.
The other stuff:
- Jamison Foer reviews the last few years of media ineptitude.
- An excellent article in the role introductory economics plays in indoctrinating college students into a conservative mindset (pdf).
- A small case study about the follies of privatization at the IRS.
- Steve Gilliard wants to help unemployed Republican staffers.
- digby describes how movement conservatives hate anything to with government, even highly successful programs like the GI Bill.
- Kevin Drum debunks the importance of ‘religious‘ voters for the Democrats.
- Michele Goldberg argues that the Christopaths aren’t going away any time soon.
- Paul Rosenberg argues that liberalism is the true conservatism.
- Despite James Carville’s bloviating, Dean’s job as the DNC Chairman is still safe.
- Death to Neo-Liberalism! (or at least, an icky cold sore).
- Lots of people need to shut the fuck up: Bob Cesca has the list.
- Publius describes the difference between being pro-conservative and anti-Left, and what this means for the Democrats and conservatives.