4/6: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Jim Walsh ruminates on last night's Rosie Thomas show at the Walsh Files.

THESE DAYS

A researcher from Manchester University analyzed more than 16 million cancer cases and found that growth spurts may trigger particular types of cancers in teenagers.

A new report by the Congressional Research Service finds that the United States has spent as much on foreign assistance in Iraq during the last three years as it did during the entire seven-year reconstruction effort in Germany following World War II.

A protein normally found in green algae can make retinal cells in blind mice sensitive to light, researchers report, adding that advances with the technique could one day help restore sight in people with inherited eye problems.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

David Earl Johnson covers depression, child development, Medicare, and chemical dependency issues, as well as other health and wellness topics at Dare to Dream.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Lining up donors: Al Franken's Midwest Values PAC

Star Wars Lego Symphony Why can everyone else be creative with these characters except George Lucas?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, admittedly ignorant of what [Rep. Cynthia] McKinney did on Capitol Hill, were on hand to add their tribal 'uh-huhs' and 'amens' to the blanket condemnations of white police officers."

-- Political pundit Michelle Malkin, commenting at TownHall.com about the response to the recent altercation between Rep. McKinney and a Capitol police officer


"Nothing worse than a woman know-it-all."

-- Representative Tom DeLay (R-TX), discussing a focus group assessment of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), with MSNBC's Chris Matthews



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