Monthly Archives: September 2011

Our (Adult) Education Crisis Continues: When Will Journalists Take More Responsibility for a Misinformed Public

(from here) I post that picture from CNN because it’s funny in a pathetic sort of way. But a NY Times column by Timothy Egan about conservative denialism engages in a more subtle error (boldface mine): The medical community was … Continue reading

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Links 9/26/11

Crocodile Ancestor Found Near World’s Largest Snake How An Ethically Challenged Researcher Found A Home at the University of Miami Photo of the Day Can Bird Poop Crack a Windshield? Other: Memo to Michele Bachmann: You Can’t Have an Abortion … Continue reading

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I Wonder If They’ll Get Served

I read this lede and went to the evil place: As the congressional “super committee” works in Washington to cut America’s federal debt, a panel of tea party activists will meet at a Denny’s restaurant in Orlando to propose their … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Turning Economics Into a Faith-Based Discipline

The thing that has puzzled me throughout the long aftermath of the collapse of Big Shitpile is the willingness to do nothing. The issue isn’t a disagreement over how to reduce unemployment. Instead, there is a general consensus not to … Continue reading

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Links 9/25/11

Links for you. Science: Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India Allergy Recapitulates Phylogeny Close-up photograph of a mosquito. (you wanna look. You know you do) Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails Other: Michelle Rhee spent nearly $1M in … Continue reading

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At Least One NY Times Columnist Doesn’t Understand Tax Deductions

Like Digby, I’m disgusted at the sympathy for the plight of those who make more than $200,000 per year–something I’ve discussed before–the NY Times’ Ron Lieber displays. But what’s ridiculous is Lieber’s failure to understand how the proposed tax deduction … Continue reading

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Links 9/24/11

Links for you. Science: The tailwind and the headwind. Teenage Brains Lord, Save Me From The Krebs Cycle How dangerous are viral quasispecies? Seagulls: Pooping Resistant Bacteria on Your Beach Other: L.A.’s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism What … Continue reading

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