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The latest A Softer World comic:

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PZ Myers points to a video of Sarah Palin telling an Assembly of God church that the Iraq war is “a task from God.

Obama answers some important questions about science and policy.

Dooce tells Republicans to live up to those compassionate principles:

Because Leta was diagnosed with plagiocephaly when she was two months old, she cannot qualify for private insurance until she is thirteen years old. So the only insurance we can get her is high-risk insurance that costs us upwards of $300 a month. Just for her alone. And even then that insurance won’t cover anything until she has reached a $3000 deductible. I am fortunate enough to have grown up in a white, middle class family who could afford to send me to college, as did my husband, and we have enough work experience to run a business that makes it so that we can afford this insurance for our daughter. We don’t have to make the choice between buying food or insuring our daughter. We are really fucking lucky.

Edge of the American West points out some problems with Palin.

The BBC interviews Republicans.  I’m very very embarrassed to share a country with the people interviewed: ["My belief in the Bible informs my politics."]  Really embarrassed.

Oh, and Russia is making the EU pretty nervous.

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