Various links collected over the last couple of weeks. These were originally posted to my Twitter account.
Politics – US National
- In the spirit of unity and reconciliation, a photo montage from humourist ZeFrank. (Apropos of this, I seriously miss ZeFrank’s video blog.)
- TPM blogger Enghis has fun deconstructing the pundits. And they said satire was dead.
- That noted left-wing rag, The Economist, examines the decline of the Republican Party.
- Neal Gabler suggests in an Los Angeles Times op-ed piece that the roots of modern conservatism lie more in McCarthy than Goldwaterr.
Politics – LGBT Edition
- osewalrus contemplates the dynamics of the marriage rights movement in the aftermath of Prop 8. Very interesting thoughts here, and worth reading.
- The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy organization, offers a free buyers guide, rating various companies on their policies with regards to LGBT issues..
- Henry Alford is polite so that you don't have to be. (This might particularly interest ozarque — I’d be curious to her reaction to it.)
- Why “Come On, Eileen” is a timeless and enduring classic. Hey, eloren, they’re playing your song!
- An interview with Russel Shorto, author of Descarte’s Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason,
- A book review of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Speices, published in the July 1860 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
- Blogger Karen Polland is somewhat taken aback to find some of her friends think that Charles Schulz’s Peanuts may be inappropriate for children.