2/15: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

Three scientists who worked at the Australian science agency say they were pressured to keep their views on climate change to themselves to avoid clashing with government policy.

Media Matters pokes holes in the "liberal media" meme by examining Sunday talk show guests from 1997 to 2004, and finds the majority conservative.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Ear-coning parties, redecorating the IKEA way, and really screwed-up eyes await gentle readers at Reverie Cafe.

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TIME WASTERS

Klingon Recipes from McSweeney's

What every spoiled puppy really needs: A Monorail

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The orange they're wearing is not because they are concerned that the vice president will be there."

-- White House press secretary Scott McClellan, joking with reporters about the president's meeting with the national champion University of Texas football team on the South Lawn


"That's the argument of flexibility and it goes something like this: The Constitution is over 200 years old and societies change. It has to change with society, like a living organism, or it will become brittle and break. But you would have to be an idiot to believe that."

-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a speech Monday sponsored by the Federalist Society



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