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Diablo Cody muses on her upcoming ten-year class reunion at the Pussy Ranch.

Jim Walsh has your song du jour at the Walsh Files.

Corey Anderson remembers "Lil' Wally" in another installment of Corpus Obscura at American Idle.

THESE DAYS

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) is attempting to impose strict regulations on the growing online gambling industry by tying a measure to the Defense Authorization bill.

According to a paper published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, when youngsters avert their gaze from the face of someone questioning them, they become more adept at solving challenging problems.

The high school in El Dorado, Kansas, is instituting random drug screening for all middle and high school students participating in—or even just attending—any extracurricular activity, including field trips and school plays. So, no getting baked before going to the planetarium!

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Twenty-six-year-old IT company president David Newberger blogs about politics, education, community journalism, and Native American issues.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Beer Cannon Montage

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Some people have asked me whether America is a Christian country. The answer must be no, for to call this a Christian country is to say that non-Christians are of some lesser order, not full fledged citizens of one nation."

-- From the forthcoming book Faith and Politics by Episcopal minister and former senator John Danforth (R-MO)

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