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A tale of two remakes

May 30, 2008

If the opportunity presents, take my advice: Instead of watching the four-hour remake of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain on A & E (or downloading it for free, if your cable system offers that option),

Vaccine nation

May 28, 2008

The debate over whether the regimen of vaccines recommended for children in the United States is actually harming our kids may be ramping up: The vaccine hypothesis was bolstered recently by a five-year study in

Air strike against Iran by August

May 27, 2008

If “an informed source” is correct, then President Bush appears willing to end his term in office with a bang. The source, reportedly a former assistant secretary of state, says the target would be the

Greener Than Gore

May 24, 2008

The long, cool spring we’re enjoying here in central Indiana got me thinking about global warming — excuse me; I mean, “climate change” — the other day. It struck me that regardless of who wins

The Indonesian Candidate

May 20, 2008

The major media has thus far avoided asking the obvious question about Sen. Barack Obama: Exactly how did a young African-American of modest means defy huge odds to become the likely presidential nominee of the

T. Rex was a big chicken

May 19, 2008

So says science: Molecular analysis, or genetic sequencing, of a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex protein from the dinosaur’s femur discovered in 2003 by paleontologist John Horner of the Museum of the Rockies confirms that T. rex

Revising history

May 19, 2008

It’s often said that history is written by the winners. That’s not exactly true; it’s written by those who rule, whether they’ve actually won a particular conflict or not. For instance, it’s not exactly clear

The brief history of ‘a splendid home’

May 11, 2008

You can learn a lot in a library. I spent a few hours yesterday in the genealogy section of the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library. There, with the help of Barb, a woman with the heart

But how does Obama feel about it?

May 7, 2008

While it was nice that Indiana voters actually got to play a role in selecting a presidential candidate yesterday, maybe we could take a short break from the Democratic party’s soap opera: Myanmar’s military government

Nannies with guns

May 6, 2008

ON APRIL 3, 2008, the state of Texas committed one of the most egregious acts of kidnapping in modern history. Acting on an anonymous tip, 463 children at the Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado,

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