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Bush: ‘3rd Awakening’ of Religion Underway

Speaking to conservative journalists, the president said he sees a “third awakening” of religiosity in America that has coincided with the so-called war on terror—which he depicted as “a confrontation between good and evil.” (h/t: Huff Po)
It must be comforting to see the entire world in black and white. It obviates the need for, you know, thinking.

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The Right-Wing Roots of ABC’s Undocu-Drama

No, wait. You haven’t heard this before: The ABC/Disney miniseries “The Path to 9/11” was directed by a guy who formed an evangelical group “dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry.”

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The Lonelygirl That Really Wasn’t

The woman who has been posting insanely popular video blogs on YouTube under the handle Lonelygirl15 has been exposed as an actress working with a film crew in what appears to be the early serialized version of a movie.
A fascinating sleuthing story here.

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Moderate GOP’er Bests a Conservative in R.I.

Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican who has often clashed with Bush & Co., fended off a conservative challenger in the Rhode Island primary. It’s actually bad news for progressives; R.I. is a left-leaning state, so it would have been easier to defeat the conservative in November.

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The Ultimate Low-Emission Driving Machine

BMW has just announced that it intends to be the first car company to bring a hydrogen-burning vehicle to market.  The race is on, with GM parading its hydrogen prototype on CBS on Tuesday, and Toyota and Honda fighting over who loves trees more.  Still, one has to wonder when the environmentally friendly car will trickle down from luxury status and low emissions can be had by all.

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Scientists: Global Warming Fueling Hurricanes

Nineteen scientists from 10 institutions collaborated on a paper concluding that the burning of fossil fuels, which warms the climate, is also heating the oceans and intensifying hurricanes like Katrina. Some skeptics remain unconvinced.
Of course, some skeptics remain unconvinced that America ever landed on the moon…

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Harvard to End Early Admissions

The Ivy League university said the program disadvantages poor and minority students, as richer students tend to take advantage of the early admissions opportunity.
Why should you care? Because Harvard is like The New York Times; it sets the agenda for others. Look for other schools to follow suit in this move to level the playing field.

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Syrians Repel Attack on U.S. Embassy

Armed Islamic militants, believed to be members of an Al Qaeda-linked group, brazenly stormed the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The attackers didn’t breach the walls, and three of them were killed, along with a Syrian counter-terror officer.
This comes at a time of heightened U.S.-Syrian tensions over America’s support for Israel in its fight against Lebanon.

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Washington Post Hires Bush Speechwriter

The newspaper has brought on as a columnist Michael Gerson, the man who coined the term “Axis of Evil.” Time magazine called the evangelical writer “The President’s Spiritual Scribe.”

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Is YouTube Phenom a Marketing Hoax?

The Los Angeles Times uncovers evidence suggesting that one of YouTube’s biggest stars, a 16-year-old named Bree, or “Lonelygirl15,” is actually the product of a slick Hollywood marketing campaign.
Either way, it’s fascinating how quickly YouTube is changing the rules of the game.

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