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Archives for October, 2008

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All of us who grew up before World War II are immigrants in time, immigrants from an earlier world, living in an age essentially different from anything we knew before. – Margaret Mead

I am sure that you have already heard about the despicable TV ad that Elizabeth Dole aired against Kay Hagan. You probably heard about it online, perhaps on Twitter or FriendFeed or blogs. Here’s a quick selection: My godless money. Take it or leave it. The Worst Insult of All? Thou shalt not bear false…

Carve your pumpkin…

….using the Pumpkin Simulator:

Juno is ready for Halloween

She’ll be a honeybee:

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 33 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. Here are my own picks for the week – you go and look for your own favourites: The Political Gender Gap: Gender Bias in Facial Inferences…

Some North Carolina politics….

On the Road: Charlotte, North Carolina: An observation we’ve heard repeated in Obama offices across America, Crandall emphasized how beneficial the contested primary had been for building the foundation for record turnout. “We had real hints of it in the primary,” Crandall said. The first-time voters the campaign energized for the May 6 vote foreshadowed…

Kids, share your toys!

In the end, I could not make it to the Obama rally in Raleigh, but other bloggers did. If I did, I would have been one of the 28000 people to be the first to hear the “peanut butter and jelly” thing: I think this is great framing – getting your mind back to the…

Schneier on Voting Machine Security

Ed Cone interviews the security guru Bruce Schneier about voting machines: There are a couple of reasons that things like automatic teller machines and gas pumps are more secure. The first one is, there’s money involved. If someone hacks an ATM, the bank loses money. The bank has a financial interest in making those ATMs…

This is interesting: But voter behavior is only part of the change drawing political attention to North Carolina. Presidential contenders are increasing their focus here because the state has more clout on the national stage than it did as recently as the 1980s. The same population boom that has helped alter the political landscape in…

Reading Recommendation for today

The Great Limbaugh Con by Charles M. Kelly, published in 1994, is even more current and up-to-date than it was then. And it is not really about Limbaugh himself – he serves only as a starting point. There are many Limbaughs out there now who parrot the same stuff and what he pioneered in the…