• History, County by County


    What a joy to be able to show this map today: So much better than last time. I wept with joy and relief, and pride. (Courtesy The NY Times. Lots more very cool maps here.)

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  • Science Debate 2008



    It’s making the science-blogging rounds today that Obama has answered the questions posed as Science Debate 2008, questions on education, health care, stem cells and, of course, climate. He supports all the right scientific positions, and says several times that he will increase funding for basic research overall, but most importantly acknowledges and condemns the…

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