Monthly Archives: November 2012

Passing this along: Why science and the Republicans don’t talk anymore

One of the Republican Party’s new traits is anti-intellectualism. Think about Santorum talking about how going to college makes you an elitist1, Tom Coburn’s one man battle against climate science, or Rick Perry in general. This morning I was directed … Continue reading

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Quickhit–Something intelligent about Israel-Palestine

This article from Bloomberg, “Seven Truths About Israel, Hamas and Violence”¬†has some good points. It reinforces my idea that there is no solution to this mess without someone doing something they are not expected to do. The core of the … Continue reading

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Things I know nothing about

I wish I could talk intelligently about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I took an honors class about the region back in college. I read Friedman’s book, From Beirut to¬†Jerusalem, and I did some research and wrote my own paper.1 Since then, … Continue reading

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Quick Hit-Hostess is lying about unions

Real quick hit. Hostess Brands is currently involved in a Bankruptcy action, and owned by a Private Capital Firm (or firms). The baker’s union is striking because they don’t want to accept an 8% pay cut. Hostess Management says that … Continue reading

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The secessionists.

It all started so innocently. Some redneck posted a petition on the White House website asking to allow their state to secede. Then a bunch of other reactionaries did the same thing for their state. Pretty soon most states had … Continue reading

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