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Is Our Bush Learning?

The man who famously asked “Is our children learning?” now claims to be reading books like Camus’ existentialist novel “The Stranger” at a furious pace. Blogger Steve Benen smells a heaping lump of B.S.

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Facts: Irrelevant Nuisances in Bush’s Drug War

With a government agency reporting that the White House has wasted $1.4 billion on an antiquated, naive anti-drug campaign, Yahoo’s health expert recommends that Bush pull his head out of the sand in his fight against America’s drug problems.

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Gladwell Debunks Conservative Pension Plan Myths

Conservative free-market gospel has it that government should butt out of the economy. To understand the devastation that philosophy has wrought in America?s private pension system, check out this Malcolm “Tipping Point” Gladwell article.

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White House: U.S. Safer but Not Yet Safe

The Bush administration released an assessment of its terrorism-combatting efforts to date. It takes credit for thwarting several attacks, but acknowledges many challenges, including an Al Qaeda network far more decentralized and media-savvy than pre-Sept. 11—and thus much more elusive and dangerous.

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The 800,000-Year Old Horror Story

The latest study of ice drilled from Antarctica reveals that carbon dioxide levels are substantially higher now than at any time in the last 800,000 years.

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Condi Ad Absurdum

Condoleezza Rice equated Iraq war critics with those who advocated tolerating slavery in 19th-century America as a way of ending the U.S. Civil War.

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In Ads, Republicans Run Away from Bush

GOP’ers who once bragged in campaign materials about their close relationship with the president have started whitewashing their connections with the now-toxic Bush from their political ads and websites.

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Book Alleges Bush Said Jews ?Going to Hell?

According to rawstory.com, a forthcoming book alleges that Bush, while still governor, made anti-Semitic remarks to a reporter: ?You know what I’m gonna tell those Jews when I get to Israel, don’t you, Herman?  I’m telling ‘em they’re all going to hell.”  (h/t: Americablog)

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Fertilization
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Men Have Biological Clocks Too

A group of U.S. and UK researchers have suggested that children born to older fathers are likelier to develop autism.  The study of 132,271 Israeli children implies the possibility that men also have time constraints on procreation.

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Overworked Laborers’ Day?

OK, we had to do it. Some snippets from a focus on the daily grind by the Washington Post:

  • The Pew Research Center: “Americans believe that workers ... are worse off now than a generation ago—toiling longer and harder for less in wages and benefits, for employers who aren’t as loyal ... in jobs that aren’t as secure.”
  • The Economic Policy Institute’s “State of Working America 2006/2007”: Productivity may have boomed in recent years, but family incomes have stalled.
  • Peter D. Hart Research for the AFL-CIO repeats this pessimistic drumbeat: Fifty-five percent of Americans said their incomes were not keeping up with inflation; 38% predicted that the economy would worsen in the coming year.


  • Also, the origins of Labor Day, My Bad Boss Contesta four-day workweek, labor statistics, quality of life, undocumented workers’ rights.  More labor links? Put ‘em here….

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