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Natural History Magazine Looks at Darwin and Evolution

Scientists are fighting back against the flat-earth mentality seen from right wing extremists who desire to suppress science in favor of creationism (now passed off under the new name of intelligent design). In addition to the study from Nature mentioned earlier, Natural History Magazine has devoted a section of the November issue to Darwin and […]

Pelosi Tries To Force Iraq Investigation

The Hill reports that the House voted down an attempt by Nancy Pelosi to force the House to investigate the Iraq War, coming soon after similar moves in the Senate by Harry Reid. Hopefully both houses of Congress will investigate these matters. If they do not they provide the Democrats with a powerful campaign argument […]

Fox News Pays For DeLay Air Time

From PoliticalMoneyLine: Rep. Tom DeLay filed a report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives indicating he received free travel valued at $13,998.55 from Fox News Sunday for “officially connected travel” on October 1-2, 2005, from Sugarland, TX to Washington, D.C. and back to Sugarland, TX. Rep. DeLay appeared on Fox News Sunday on […]

Americans Don’t Trust Bush Anymore

According to a Washington Post-ABC News Poll a majority question Bush’s honesty for the first time: The CIA leak case has apparently contributed to a withering decline in how Americans view Bush personally. The survey found that 40 percent now view him as honest and trustworthy — a 13 percentage point drop in the past […]

John Kerry on Senate Vote to Allow Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In an effort to stave off the drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge today, Senators John Kerry and Maria Cantwell offered an amendment to the controversial provision of drilling by the oil companies. The amendment was defeated. The following is statement by John Kerry on the defeat of the amendment and drilling in the […]

Study Shows Darwin’s Natural Selection Still at Work

Live Science responds to right wing attacks on evolution by citing a study published last week in Nature which shows that Darwin’s natural selection is still at work in humans: The evolutionary process that Charles Darwin discovered almost 150 years ago, responsible for transforming dinosaurs into birds and allowing the walking ancestors of whales to […]

Feinstein Decries House Panel Vote to Split Ninth Circuit

This just received from Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office regarding the breakup of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: The House Budget Committee today approved a breakup of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of a $53.9 billion package of mandatory spending cuts over five years, an action opposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) […]

Brownie: “Can I go home?”

Insensitive? Absolutely! Tacky? Positively! Brownie’s emails during Katrina have surfaced. They show a sad and self-centered man at his best… Shortly after 7 a.m. on the morning of the storm, a FEMA public affairs official sent Brown an e-mail complimenting him on the outfit he wore during a national television briefing. In response to the […]