6/26: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Paul Demko has returned from Germany with World Cup photos and stories at Live Nude Weblog.
Called2Action, a North Carolina Christian activist group, is calling on Wake County school officials to remove books by Toni Morrison, Maurice Sendak, and Alice Walker from required reading lists and the school library.
Fifty-seven Ground Zero workers have died and thousands of others have been sickened by exposure to a noxious mix of chemicals released when the World Trade Center was reduced to smoldering rubble, according to lawyers.
Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Album reviews, album reviews, and more album reviews (and show highlights) await dear readers at Perfect Porridge.
SNL castmember Amy Poehler's 8 Simple Rules for being a civilized New Yorker
AskMen.com schools us on Six Common Sex Myths
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"Yeah, they should let Ann Coulter do it instead."
-- Bruce Springsteen, sarcastically responding to CNN's Soledad O'Brien when asked about those who say musicians shouldn't discuss politics
"There's another force that wants to keep us from going to Washington, D.C. It's the devil is what it is. I don't want you to print that, but it feels like that's what it is."
-- Republican Third District candidate John Jacob, running against five-term Utah Congressman Chris Cannon (R-UT)