PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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"Proponents see institutions such as John Jay as antidotes to secular universities, which they believe are intolerant of conservative views. Others fear such programs will train professionals to wage war against the separation of church and state, and infuse government and the Constitution with religion."

More evidence that the Red Cross was barred from meeting with prisoners at Guantanamo.

Good read: Paul Krugman follows the corporate money in politics.

Dan Froomkin on Bush's other war, on the judicial branch.

SATURDAY NEWS:
* Ugh. "The United States has failed to obtain a General Assembly resolution focused on rape used by governments and armed groups to achieve political and military objectives."
* "Mississippi is the only state for which the Bush administration has waived the rule that 50 percent of its Community Development Block Grants be spent on low-income programs."
* "Smith is still the most common American surname, but for the first time, two Hispanic names are in the top 10."
* The number of Army desertions is way up.
* With only one flaw: Venezuela seems likely to start an extraordinary experiment in centralized, oil-fueled socialism.
* Gail Collins on the Democrats' debate.
* What the?! The crime of the century, involving Ron Paul coins.
* Man, given more free time and money, this is exactly the kind of movie-going project I'd be all over. As is, I haven't even been to the theater in almost two months.
* And then Shakira went undercover to take a college class. Huh.

"Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak."

Cyberpunk now: "For as little as $1,000 and a saliva sample, customers of an infant industry will be able to learn what is known about how their biological code shapes who they are."

Strike news: Writers and studios are back at the bargaining table. Fingers crossed.

Tags: 2007, movies, news, scary technology, science!
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