Wednesday, April 19, 2006

assorted bits

1.guantanamo by the tigris, from uruknet.

1 b.the above item references a yahoo news story, whose url will probably disappear in a couple of weeks. the same ap story is also here.

2.slate: how to pick a kryptonite.

3.that colored fella: the covenant with black america...which reminded me of this "duh, really?" newsflash: whites republicans nationally are 25 percentage points more likely on average to vote for the Democratic senatorial candidate when the GOP hopeful is black.

(via C&L.)

3b.which inevitably reminds me of this Wash Post story from a few months ago:

"Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases"

By Shankar Vedantam
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 30, 2006; A05

4.gummint’s comin! quick, hide the dark children :

AP: States omit minorities' school scores


States are helping public schools escape potential penalties by skirting the No Child Left Behind law's requirement that students of all races must show annual academic progress. With the federal government's permission, schools deliberately aren't counting the test scores of nearly 2 million students when they report progress by racial groups, an Associated Press computer analysis found.

5.GOP defector says party is 'out of touch':
Voters want more than tax cuts, says Rep. Rodney Tom of Washington State...

OLYMPIA -- State Rep. Rodney Tom recently bailed out of the Republican Party, saying a rightward-drifting GOP has no room for progressives and moderates.

and,6.Micah Holmquist: “Support Our War Critics

drawing of scully n' molder courtesy Carol Nirino.