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23 April 2009 @ 12:27 pm
Torture, moon dust, and no-longer-theoretical molecules  
Must read: "The focus on water-boarding misses the main point of the program. Which is that it was a program." (I said it before, and now that it's a hot topic again, I'll say it again: if you're not outraged by the torture issue, I can't understand why not.)

* Howard Kurtz on Obama's handling of the torture memos.
* Always a good read: LiveOnline transcript with Dan Froomkin.
* Obama's first 100 days, in pictures.
* Andrew Cohen on what's changed since Columbine.
* Matt Frei on American partisan madness.
* "A molecule that until now existed only in theory has finally been made."
* Closing in on an answer as to why moon dust is sticky. Great read!
* Hey, keen: science documentaries are big hits at the box office.
* EW.com talks with Nathan Fillion. (Courtesy warmaster.)

squishydish: greatwallsquishydish on April 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Argh, I read Kurtz far enough to see this:
"The Suburban Journals, sister paper to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, last week laid off the reporter who took a bullet in the hand during the infamous February 7, 2008, Kirkwood City Council shootings."

Disgusting, but not too surprising. Like the reporter who won a Pulitzer this week, months after being laid off:
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on April 24th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Just, ugh.
Jackbizarrojack on April 25th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
This is a small insignificant detail, but it amuses me that the article about American partisanship refers to the "former East" as if there was some very small, but very rapid tectonic plate movement.