Bryan Walsh: Heavy rainfall in the Midwest this spring has led to flood conditions, with states like Minnesota and Illinois experiencing some of the wettest spring seasons on record. And all that flooding means a lot more nitrogen-based fertilizer running off into the Gulf. Show More Summary
Dolphins playing with bubble rings. This activity serves no purpose but having fun. Hope your summer has some of that! Open thread below...
Shamelessly filched from loyal commentor Schroedinger’s Cat, to encourage everyone to click over and find out how “The Die Is Caste“: NYT is now outsourcing their vacuous analysis on the Opinion Pages to op-ed contributors from Bangalore, no less. Show More Summary
The Secret DUI Factor That no one wants to talk about. From Mickey Kaus: I'm told, by a reliable and well-placed source, that a good deal of the Democratic opposition to John Cornyn's proposed amendment to the Gang of 8...
Here's one of those open threads we don't see much any more - hey, open thread, why you no come around here no more? YouTube
“I think the society that we live in today, it’s sad that if we go to the movies, or to the airport, or even to the mall that we have to worry about our safety,” McCord said. “So I would rather someone track my telephone messages and feel safe wherever I go than feel like [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
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It's hard to find time to work, follow the Zimmerman trial, and read the news and blog on other topics. Since I have to choose, I'm giving up on "blogging on other topics" for the day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Can El Tri stop their bleeding? Can Os Canarinhos keep marching? This space reserved for your ad.
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Surveillance bait: Typical excuse for gun carriers at airports—I forgot: Nationwide, 1,525 firearms were seized at airports last year. Of those, 85 percent were loaded—and 26 percent were loaded and had a cartridge in the chamber ready to fire. Show More Summary
Not much going on around here. The weather isn’t currently trying to kill us. PFC Manning’s Court-Martial is in recess till next week. HPV infections in girls have fallen by half since the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine. The US is about to begin direct peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. The trailer for ‘Anchorman [Read more...]
Two key matches are on deck today in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil, who defeated Japan 3-0 on Saturday, face Mexico who are still reeling from a 2-1 defeat against Italy in their opening game. In the second match today, … Continue reading ? Brazil vs Mexico and Italy vs Japan, Confederations Cup: Open Thread is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Today's starter topic: The city of Los Angeles just voted to completely ban "the scourge" of plastic shopping bags. What's next, a tax on toilet paper?
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Do you know Juneteenth? Calling Christie's bluff on women's health care Quoting Star-Ledger: A group of female legislators led by Loretta Weinberg and Linda Greenstein is again asking Gov. Chris Christie to restore $7.5M for women's health he cut from the state budget. Show More Summary
Happy Wednesday. Sorry guys. Fighting a cold and just didn't get up early enough to dig up some links. Open thread. /Atrios...
The tweet is fake, but still perfect. Open thread below...
Here are a few excerpts from the latest edition of Harper's Index: • Number of U.S. retail jobs Doritos Locos tacos created in the past year, according to Taco Bell: 15,000 • Number of retail jobs created worldwide by Apple in that same...Show More Summary
How to Explain Conservatism to Your Squishy Friends By PJ O'Rourke. The individual is the wellspring of conservatism. The purpose of conservative politics is to defend the liberty of the individual and - lest individualism run riot - insist upon...
It is a mystery to me why some of the dedicated “social media activists” forever scouring the left-of-center for signs of negative deviationism can’t expend some portion of their energies on our actual enemies, like for example, Dead Breitbart’s favorite scavenger James O’Keefe. Show More Summary