Archive for December 29th, 2010

December 29th, 2010 - 4:42 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

End of the Filibuster?

from Chris Bowers Campaign Director, Daily Kos All 53 Democratic Senators who will be returning to the Senate next year have signed a letter saying Senate rules regarding the filibuster should be reformed. This is huge, because only a majority of Senators are needed to make reform happen. The questi[...]

December 29th, 2010 - 11:26 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Third World America, II

see also Part I: going to school on a Native American Reservation. Robert Reich’s summary of the woes of our declining education system seems almost a continuation of the story in Part 1 of a young American trying to get an education under the third world standards of life on an Indian reserva[...]

December 29th, 2010 - 1:48 am § in Religion

Genesis: Origins of Us

from PZ Myers Pharyngula Origin stories are common to all religions.  The real story, seen through science, is even more wonderful! For those who do not remember high school biology, “life” is defined by the creation of cells .. bags of stuff that are able to replicate themselves.   Th[...]