Monthly Archives: November 2010

Get Over It Already With the TSA Whining

My TSA Anti-Rant | Mother Jones   For seven years, Republicans insisted that every security procedure ever conceived was absolutely essential to keeping the American public safe, and anyone who disagreed was practically rooting for an al-Qaeda victory. Now a

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Graphene: Substance in Pencils to Allow for 1000 Times Faster Computers?

Graphene is Next | h+ Magazine All of these properties make graphene a very important material for the future of electronics. It has already been used to create field effect transistors, the primary component of a computer processor. When you

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Operation Stop Palin Gets Rolling

“Operation: Stop Palin” Gets Rolling | FrumForum There really is a GOP party establishment. That establishment took up Palin as a useful tool in 2008, deployed Palin as an edged anti-Obama weapon in 2009 – and is now horrified to see

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Sullivan vs. the Neocons on Israel

Where to begin. How about: if Greater Israel is dead, why is there such enormous political pressure in Israel to defend every single Greater Israel settlement and expand many more? If the settlements are a “side-show,” why have they doubled

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On the eve of political self-destruction

There Will Be Blood – Right now, in particular, Republicans are blocking an extension of unemployment benefits — an action that will both cause immense hardship and drain purchasing power from an already sputtering economy. But there’s no point

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New Recommended Browsing Beta – Updated

UPDATE: Go to the new RecBrow page and you will find a RecBrow submission form that should make this process incredibly easy!   If you’re a logged-in author, your submissions will appear immediately.  (If you’re STILL unsure about what you’re doing,

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Could She Reach the Top in 2012? You Betcha

Could She Reach the Top in 2012? You Betcha – It’s anti-elitism that most defines angry populism in this moment, and, as David Frum, another Bush alumnus (and Palin critic), has pointed out, populist rage on the right is

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Sissel Kyrkebo

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Prelude to an escape from history

Pessimism about one’s own nation is an all-encompassing and all-defining condition, because everything any of us positively can be or seek as individuals is affected where not wholly determined by our membership in a national community – the state broadly

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Defending Obama at leftwing blogs

Here’s Matt Yglesias today on “Obama’s Obsessive Focus“: [P]olitical success and policy success are deeply intertwined in a recession, and a White House that thinks “too much policy focus” has been its big sin is unlikely to turn things around.

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