• Can Chuck Schumer win back Wall St. for Democrats? – Kate Nocera and Manu Raju – POLITICO.com
  • Romney: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran | The Nation (it is apparently very clear to Romney that if he’s President he has the authority to start a war with Iran WITHOUT congressional approval)
  • Jay-Z for President? | The Nation (Melissa Harris Perry makes the case for why having a President with Business Experience is a terribly flawed bogus arguement. Hey our last “Business Man President”? That would be Herbert Hoover and he famous for two things; a dam that is named after his and the Great Depression)

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    If Mitt Romney thinks that a president with experience in the private sector is exactly what America needs, then shouldn’t we think about electing Jay-Z? Nation columnist Melissa Harris-Perry breaks down the fallacy of the argument of Romney as a CEO-in-Chief, and looks at his mixed record as governor of Massachusetts. She’s joined by BET columnist Keith Boykin, the Huffington Post‘s Peter Goodman and Newsweek’s Michael Tomasky to discuss how Romney embraced the role of government when he was an elected official, and how he’s pandering to anti-government sentiment as he seeks the presidency.

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  • My wisdom tooth « Why Evolution Is True

    (the emphasis is mine)…Apart from my personal medical woes, there are two evolutionary lessons here.  The first is that the wisdom teeth are vestigial organs: they are a remnant of the time when our ancestors had larger jaws and needed the full set of 32 teeth to process a diet consisting largely of vegetation.  Our jaws are smaller now and can’t fit those four back teeth, with the result that they are often impacted—that is, they don’t erupt properly.  This can cause a whole host of problems, including infections, cysts, and even tumors.  As Christopher Hitchens used to argue, many of our ancestors probably died from infected teeth, particularly before there was extraction. As the link above notes, “the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that about 85 percent of wisdom teeth will eventually need to be removed.”  Others take issue with this figure. (…read the complete article…) 

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