Friday News Bites: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remains Willfully Ignorant + Strange-But-True Stories

Friends, I lived in Spokane, Washington for seven years, where Cathy McMorris Rodgers kept getting reelected, while the Democratic party seemed to merely wring their hands and would run ineffectual candidates against her. After her barrage of campaign ads, we would then get her “surveys” in the mail asking what our “concerns” were, all with very leading GOP-talking points as potential answers. OH BELIEVE ME, I filled in that comments section. And isn’t it lovely how, despite having a son with special needs, she felt it fine to vote against the re-authorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. I’m not sure what she expected people without her government-paid insurance to do if they were in the same situation.

In sum: Well, of course I’m not surprised that she didn’t fact-check her State of the Union response.

Read More Friday News Bites: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remains Willfully Ignorant + Strange-But-True Stories

Science News: 9/4/12

Welcome back to science news! This week we’ve got stealthy dinosaurs, good news about manatee numbers, the Mississippi River flowing backwards, and a pitcher plant with a totally batshit food source.

Read More Science News: 9/4/12

Science News Roundup: 5/29/12

We’ve got some good news about frakking for a change! And shitty news about climate change, sigh. But another new dinosaur was unearthed recently, a surprising shark repellent has been discovered, and the search is on for Bigfoot. I can’t wait! Read More Science News Roundup: 5/29/12

News Appetizers: Zuckerberg Marries, Gingrich is in Debt, Methane Gas Escaping Icebergs

Monday already? IT WAS JUST MONDAY A WEEK AGO. Here we go: Read More News Appetizers: Zuckerberg Marries, Gingrich is in Debt, Methane Gas Escaping Icebergs