June 8th, 2005


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"The political processes of our country are such that if a rule of reason is not applied in this effort, we will lose everything - even to a possible and drastic change in the Constitution. This is what I mean by my constant insistence upon 'moderation' in government. Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
-President Dwight Eisenhower, 8 Nov 1954

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On this day in 632 a.d., the prophet Muhammad died.

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* Speaking of NASA, old spy spacesuits found.
* The courtroom artist from the Jackson trial.

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Bush aide and former energy lobbyist softened warnings on global warming in science report.

Canada, prostitution, and hypocrisy. (Courtesy Ocho.)

New find: news picture analysis and commentary at BAGnewsNotes. (Courtesy Iceman.)

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* Details on Bush's seven new pardons.
* China's new gambit to censor the web.
* How NASA budget cuts will "decimate" science programs.
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* DC's vanishing gay clubs.
* The online world and contagious media.
* Obituary for Anne Bancroft.