Friday, October 19, 2007

Political Roundup

Abstinence 1, S-CHIP 0.

Bush says he vetoed the S-CHIP bill because it’s one way to ensure he’s still relevant. Remember that the next time you pay for your child’s prescription that your insurance doesn’t cover.

Alternet has a slideshow of images from Andrew Lichtenstein's new book, Never Coming Home. It’s short, but powerful. (via Grow-A-Brain)

US Presidents are not supposed to say the words "World War III", especially when talking to other world leaders. But W did.

Charge it to my kids.

The United Nations took up a resolution calling for the abolition of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for children and young teenagers. The vote was 185 to 1, with the United States the lone dissenter.

Job Security? The average American worker stays at a job only four years, less than half of the tenure of all European countries surveyed.

The Scary Consequences of Our Mindless Indifference to the History of the Constitution. (via Exploding Aardvark)

Oh NO! John Edwards wants to restore habeas corpus!

A closer look at the ‘errors’ in An Inconvenient Truth. This explains the difference between an error and an ‘error’. And a further update.

What cats know about war. (via Metafilter)

The Income Gap and the Education Gap. Why local funding causes the gaps to widen.

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