PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"The new Congress, for the first time, includes a Muslim, two Buddhists, more Jews than Episcopalians and the highest-ranking Mormon in congressional history. Roman Catholics remain the largest single faith group in Congress, accounting for 29 percent of all members of the House and Senate, followed by Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews and Episcopalians."

Weekly roundup at the Zeitgeist Checklist.

* The US is set to back the interim Somali government.
* The return of the imperial presidency.
* Why the NRA is opposing Bush's energy policies.
* "[The Supreme Court] is once again on track to take its fewest number of cases in modern history."
* Elections are coming, so Northern Virginia lawmakers decide to do something about traffic congestion.
* BAGnewsNotes on the Time cover about the Iraq surge, and what they're not covering.
* Jewelry sales move online.
* Why Whole Foods is bombing.
* The public is increasingly embracing new technology.
* "Astronomers have mapped the cosmic 'scaffold' of dark matter upon which stars and galaxies are assembled."
* People with a fear of flying face new pressures in the modern era of crazy security.
* Marilyn Manson is getting a divorce.

Solving one of the biggest riddles about AIDS and HIV: when should treatment start?

Attention Canadians coming to America to do charity work in that major disaster area in which we lost a major city: keep your terrorist tools to yourself.
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