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  A Happy 4th from Andrew Sullivan: The rise of this type of citizen journalism [i.e., journalism via blogs] has, in my view, increasingly exposed some of the laziness and corruption in the professional version – even as there is still a huge amount to treasure and value in the legacy media, and a huge amount…

via Nicholson cartoons Veteran, author, and blogger Kelly Williams, who was there, ponders what torture does to the torturers: There have been lots of questions raised — about the history and effectiveness of these techniques, the impact on those tortured, the larger foreign policy implications — all of which are important considerations. There is, however,…

From Andrew Sullivan: I watched the Daily Show with growing shock last night. Did you expect that? I expected a jolly and ultimately congenial discussion, after some banter. What Cramer walked into was an ambush of anger. He crumbled from the beginning. From then on, with the almost cruel broadcasting of his earlier glorifying of…

Back in October a study found that high testosterone levels were associated with higher levels of financial risk-taking. Now comes the blowback, as Andrew Sullivan notes: Tina Beatie attacks testosterone: …it is interesting to note that Pope Benedict has recently suggested that there is a close connection between original sin and the greed that has…

Bono bash fun break

1. Andrew Sullivan trashed Bono for his Times column (judge it yourself and summarize it in a contest if you’d like) — and trashed Bono’s lyrics as well. 2. A reader objected, saying Bono’s lyrics weren’t ALL so bad. 3. Sullivan half-conceded — and posted this video. Mess not with Andrew.

This makes me think of the old line about fading actors or writers when death brings them renewed attention: “Good career move.” My post about leaving Seed’s Scienceblogs and the conflict between blogging and more serious work got picked up and pondered by Andrew Sullivan at his Atlantic blogging home, as well as some other…