March 28th, 2005

Scorpion

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TOP O' THE NEWS TO YAH:
* The courts strike back.
* Age, emotion, and attention span all factor into memory. (Added bonus: ten steps to keep your memory sharp.)
* Two crazy books about film: Does the Hollywood movie machine not need an audience anymore?
* My next album will be Cocaine Submarine Bust.
* The future evolution of the 30-second commercial spot.
* Derren Brown, psychological illusionist.
* Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Scorpion

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"As part of their drive to overturn the welfare, regulatory, and social advances of the last 75 years, Republicans have sought to tilt the federal courts far to the right. As Ronald Reagan's Attorney General Edwin Meese understood, stacking the courts could 'institutionalize the Reagan revolution so that it can't be set aside no matter what happens in future presidential elections.' If current Majority Leader Bill Frist's threats are to believed, the Republicans are about to endow themselves with an unprecedented power to complete this quest, removing via the 'nuclear option' the Democratic minority's last resort in moderating their extremist judicial selections: the filibuster"
-CBSNews.com