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Sandy Hook and Useless Common Sense on Guns

As a parent and a human being, I am horrified and terrified by the events of last week in Newtown, Connecticut.  I have hugged my kids, I have sat and cried upon reading notes sent by six year old best … Continue reading

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How the internet make us smart, but makes us feel like idiots

>My last post was about a science blog-world kerfuffle. Since I had spent hours looking over these comments, on a few different blogs, trying to pull together the story, and another hour or two writing my post, applying my expert … Continue reading

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Samantha Power in the NY Review of Books

>Samantha Power reviews a few books in the NY Review this month. It was a good review of the abuses of the Bush administration (and how they are not an exception, but the culmination of conservative foreign policy), but also … Continue reading

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The Onion predicts the future…

>From January 17th, 2001, the Onion headline:Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’ Sadly pretty accurate. One could look today and think “You couldn’t even make this stuff up.” But then… someone did, just for … Continue reading

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Interesting takes on Bill Gates, on the occasion of his retirement

>Anil Dash says that by combining Microsoft with the gates Foundation, what he has essentially done is impose a 100 dollar per white collar worker "cure AIDS tax" or "stop malaria tax" on every corporation in the developed world.  Interesting … Continue reading

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Bush impersonator reads kids letters

>Pretty funny concept

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I Love [the] New York[er]

>Great magazine. Here is a list of what I think are the best articles of the year: Burkhard Bilger’s “The Egg Men” – Egg cooks in Las Vegas John McPhee’s “Out in the Sort” – What you never knew about … Continue reading

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