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Stop the presses! Fox News has a scorching “breaking news” update! Ready for it? OK: Suspected Jonbenet killer John Mark Karr drank champagne on his flight to the United States!

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The Fertility Gap

Liberals will continue to lose ground in American politics as long as conservatives continue to outbreed them, argues a Syracus University professor in the Wall Street Journal. (The blue/red baby gap is much bigger than you’d imagine.)

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Kristol Sees Iran Confrontation Sooner, Not Later

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol continues his drumbeat for war against Iran in this clip from Fox News.

  • This is how it all starts. Unconvinced? Take it from Sy Hersh, the country’s best investigative journalist: (chronological dispatches, from oldest to newest: here, here, here and here)

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    Italy Bails Out France

    Italy’s prime minister has tentatively offered to take the leadership role in Lebanon’s peacekeeping mission with a deployment of 3,000 troops.  France, which was to lead the mission, has offered only 200 troops after expressing concern over the force’s mandate.

    Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    His Iconic Image Lives On

    Now that the Iraq war has lasted longer than the U.S. role in World War II, it seems an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the death of a man who provided one of the great icons of that earlier conflict.

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    North Korea ‘Reserves Right’ to Preemptive Action

    In response to an ongoing military drill organized by South Korea and the U.S., Pyongyang has said it “reserves the right to undertake a preemptive action for self-defense against the enemy, at a crucial time it deems necessary to defend itself.”

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    It’s That Time of Year Again

    Hordes of artists, free-thinkers, nudists and stoners are about to descend on the Nevada desert to worship a neon statue.  Burning Man is back, and the event map?a work of art in and of itself?is now available for viewing.

    Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Explained: Why E-Mail Baffles the Elderly

    Harvard researchers think they’ve found the protein that stops the growth of new neural connections in adult brains. The more you have of it, the less you are able to learn.
    Our theory: George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld have been freebasing this stuff for years.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Supports Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales

    The president said he favors the FDA’s plan to OK sales of the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription—but not for minors.
    We’ll give Bush a golf clap for supporting Plan B at all. But behind his no-minors policy is an unfounded fear that emergency contraceptives encourage promiscuity. Don’t bother the man with facts; his mind is made up.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    AOL’s Search Query Release Just Got Real

    AOL has been taking its lumps lately (and rightly so) for releasing data on the search queries of millions of its users. If that sounds a little abstract to you, check out a few of these queries.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


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