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Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting today that the Treasury’s bailout plan is pushing forward through Congress. The plan is not without its detractors, however. See the flip side for a quick rundown and some irresponsible predictions…

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I didn’t plan to use my debut post talking about the presidential campaign. Certainly not talking about Hillary Clinton. But as a young woman, I feel that someone has to comment. The headline isn’t misleading or designed to get reads- its real: Feminism is dead and Hillary Clinton proves that. I’ll explain below. (more…)

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As we all know and reported on earlier here, the new release of the National Intelligence Estimate makes the Powell UN speech look like childs play. Now the administration is saying they didn’t get the estimate until moments before it’s release, and they too where shocked by the findings. But, that doesn’t change Bush’s hardline stance, or plans for war if he can swing it. Video and analysis after the jump… (more…)

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Howard Kurtz, journalist and host of CNN’s reliable sources has a piece in the Washington Post this morning, writing about the pro-Hillary questioners at the last democratic debate. Hillary is beginning to run her campaign more and more like Bush in drag. No wonder Murdoch supports her. (more…)

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The New York Times is reporting that whites have won the majority in the New Orleans council elections. Normally, the race of the race wouldn’t be national news, except this is a post-Katrina New Orleans, where many of the displaced are black, and it would seem not too many are upset about that. (more…)

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The Washington Post is running a story about Philly’s city government plan to evict the boy scouts from their rent subsidized meeting center, if they refuse to renounce their discriminatory policy against gays because it violates the cities equity rules. It is important to note, the troop that currently meets here isn’t anti-gay, but they’ll lose their national charter with the boy scouts if they were to remove anti-gay language from their documents.

While this puts the local troop between a rock and a hard place to be sure, I think Philly is taking an important stand against discrimination. If the Boy Scouts want to be discriminatory, that is their perogative as a private organization, courts have ruled on that. However, that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to continue being subsidized if they stand in violation of the cities laws. We also find it hopeful, that the troop is letting atheists and gays in under the radar, despite the Boy Scouts discriminatory national policies. Children should be learning messages of inclusiveness rather than messages of intolerance and fear. Maybe this fight can change the face of the Boy Scouts, and make them the inclusive, positive organization they could be.

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The BBC is running a story about the spread of bird flu strain H5N1 in Suffolk. The US website PandemicFlu.gov tells us we’re seeking public comment on the first draft of a flu vaccine plan. Color us, nonplussed.

Further:
Pandemicflu.gov
Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
World Health Organization- Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza
Is H5N1 bird flu endemic in Europe?

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