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One of the tactics that creationists use is what I call “words as weapons.” What they say has no intrinsic meaning; instead, they are simply a way to manipulate people into joining their political agenda (this is why many around these parts, including the Mad Biologist, call them Liars for Jesus). The choice of Palin…

Palin and Alito: The No-Name Strategy

Just a very quick observation about McCain’s VP choice Sarah Palin. She doesn’t have much of a record which is the same strategy that the Bush Administration used when looking for Supreme Court Justices. If ‘the less they know, the better’ is actually an apt description of your candidate and her policies, then you need…

The McCain Mansions

I think we’re up to nine McCain homes. It’s so hard to keep track:

On “Cancer Ridden”

Orac is right to call out Stoller for referring to McCain as cancer-ridden–it’s not true. Worse, it’s cruel, and I should have made it clear that I’ve never supported the ‘cancer critique.’ (I have called McCain many things, but never that). At the time, I thought it would be dishonest to cut out that one…

By now, you might have heard about McCain’s forgetfulness about how many homes he owns (at least seven). But his campaign’s response is utterly absurd (italics mine):

It’s struck me as curious that fellow POWs haven’t played more of a role in the McCain campaign–it can’t be reticence on McCain’s part since he repeatedly brings up his service (and starts many of his campaign events with a three minute film highlighting his capitivity). I was going to post about that, but then…

Republican John McCain has repeatedly portrayed a study that uses bear DNA to estimate the population size of potentially endangered bears as an example of government waste and pork barrel spending. There’s one small problem, however.

Happy Birthday to Social Security!

From FDR’s grandson, here’s a video that puts Social Security–and its current politics–in proper context:

David Gergen this weekend described the Republican strategy towards Obama perfectly:

Glenn Greenwald’s recent post about the botched anthrax investigation reminds me of a colleague who was investigated by the FBI after the anthrax attacks (and check out the letter claiming that Bruce Ivins was yet another scientist wrongfully accused).