Thursday, February 03, 2011

Daily Blend: Thursday, February 03, 2011

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Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

I just received a long-expected book, downloaded The English Patient [1996] and have a bunch of other stories to read online, so I apologize in advance for the renewed dearth of activity for the next few days. In the mean, here be your links.

  • House GOP drops controversial “forcible rape” language from proposed anti-abortion bill [lead sponsor pictured], but Political Correction details how it’s still terrible legislation.

  • House Republicans want Internet companies to keep track of your online activities. Because it’s not big government if it’s corporations doing the dirty work, right?

  • To anyone who reads The Daily Mail, consider yourselves morally obligated to read this story first.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • US teen pregnancy rate now the lowest in 70 years thanks to contraception. Wonder how much lower it would be if not for “abstinence only” sex education.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Monkeys doing facepalms. Includes detailed, science-y explanation.
    (via @BadAstronomer)

If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.