Opinion

Marc Valdez Weblog
I Can’t Hold Liquor Worth Squat

Dec 26, 2011

Just a little half-glass of wine, and I'm back in headache-land again!Then again, maybe it's the wine. Leighton noted this on Facebook.

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Reason Why Virginia’s Primary Requirements Were Strengthened

Dec 26, 2011

Because it was about time:Put another way, Winger says Republican officials used to essentially ignore the legal requirement that signatures be verified, accepting raw signatures instead. But this year, things were different. The state GOP gave the lis...

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Cost Of Gasoline Is Historically High

Dec 26, 2011
The Cost Of Gasoline Is Historically High

Jerry sends this interesting inflation-adjusted graph.

Marc Valdez Weblog
A Useful Christchurch Map

Dec 26, 2011
A Useful Christchurch Map

This map shows the progressive, episodic earthquake succession to the east (green; then red; then blue), as well as observed fault locations and locations of fault structures underground. I worry that some of the quiescent faults on the northern flank...

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Interesting Ron Paul Ad

Dec 26, 2011

Excellent ad!Here, a writer tries to reconcile Ron Paul's racist newsletters with his evident respect for the guy. Too much agonizing here.Myself, I am not so bothered by the content of the newsletters. The kind of post-60's racism evident in them wa...

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Leslie Watson Malachi: Defending the Ballot Box

Dec 26, 2011

Dec. 26, 2011 - The 2008 election was a hopeful one for African Americans in our democracy — not because of who was elected, but because of who turned out to vote. We voted at a nearly identical rate to our white neighbors for the first time in U.S. ...

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Wenonah Hauter: Resolve to Keep Science Experiments off Your Dinner Table in 2012

Dec 26, 2011

Dec. 26, 2011 - 'Tis the season to reflect on the past year and hold high expectations for the blank slate that awaits in January. Here's one resolution for all you consumers hoping to improve your health and the environment: Starting in 2012, avoid g...

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Andrew Carpenter: New Iran Sanctions Would Do More Harm than Good

Dec 26, 2011

Dec. 26, 2011 - Led by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congress moved recently to place new sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran. Certainly, the United States must remain active in its efforts to deter Iran's alleged nuclear weapon...

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Sherwood Ross | Ban Gas "Fracking" To Safeguard Water Supply

Dec 26, 2011

December 26, 2011 - ExxonMobil Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson sounded very confident when he told a congressional hearing last year that extracting natural gas by the "hydraulically fractured" process has not led to even one "reported case of a freshwater ...

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Jan Ting | The Developing Third Party in the 2012 Presidential Election

Dec 26, 2011

December 26, 2011 - Not happy with your choices for president of the United States in 2012? Feeling angry at both Republicans and Democrats? Rejoice! There will be a third party alternative. A well-funded non-profit called Americans Elect is hard at wo...

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