It’s that time when I can’t be bothered with individual write-ups! Behold cool linkage.
Slate’s Chatterbox has a nice rundown on John Edwards health care reform platform that’s certainly a sight more detailed that the normal soundbite allows. I still favor an outright national healthcare system that’s out of the hands of the private insurance company, but this is certainly an interesting way to get there.
I’m a big fan of Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner’s Freakonomics, so this similarly themed article from Psychology Today detailing Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature was a great read. I’m a big believer in the idea that we do ourselves a grave disservice by trying to ignore the less-than-civilized aspects of our fundamental makeup.
The New York Times (reg. required) has a particularly interesting article about the adherents to the idea that the Mayan Calender’s end date of Dec. 23rd, 2012 holds some particular significance. Get your tinfoil on with some rather far-reaching theories.
So what are you reading this morning/early afternoon?
As an aside, I’m still just gigging with glee over the Clinton/Bush fight over Libby’s pardon (and the subsequent bringing up of the Marc Rich pardon). Why? Because Scooter Libby was Marc Rich’s attorney. Oh, sweet sweet synchronicity!