From the daily archives:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coming Soon: “Generation Zero”

February 16, 2010

The conservative group Citizens United previewed a new documentary film for the Tea Party Convention in Nashville a few weeks ago called Generation Zero.  This documentary seeks to explain our current national mess by pointing the finger squarely at the way society and culture has been shaped by the narcissistic Boom Generation. This is what [...]

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King Tutankhamun Had a Rough Life

February 16, 2010

It looks like that famous Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun really drew the short straw in life’s lottery.  According to an AP report on his DNA test results, King Tut: was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot. He died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his [...]

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Romney Assaulted on Plane

February 16, 2010

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was assaulted on a plane this morning right before leaving the Olympic Games in Vancouver.  No one was hurt and the attacker was removed from the plane before take-off. There are a few unusual angles to this story:  for one, super-loaded Mitt Romney and his [...]

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Taliban’s Top Military Commander Captured

February 16, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that American and Pakistani intelligence officials recently captured the Taliban’s top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Karachi.  Baradar is in Pakistani custody, but American officials are involved in the interrogations.  They are hopeful that Baradar may have information on the whereabouts of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar.  Capturing [...]

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More ClimateGate Discrepancies

February 16, 2010

Once again, new media does the job that old media is supposed to do.  A science blogger poured through volumes of temperature data released by Great Britain’s national weather service, and found a large number of discrepancies.  Of course, “the errors did not alter the bigger picture on climate change,” according to the news report, [...]

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Are House Democrats 100 Votes Short of Passing ObamaCare?

February 16, 2010

So says Michael Barone, who is one statistician that I am prone to trust.  His analysis rings true.  The Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts had the effect that many of us predicted.  Democrats in Republican-leaning districts (and there are many of them, that is how the Dems captured the House in 2006) are nervous about [...]

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