Link roundup for 26 September 2009 (part 3)
Freedom wins one at Peet's Coffee.
Glenn Beck shows a startling misunderstanding of the Constitution (found via Oliver Willis).
The right-wing base speaks out.
Democratic politicians please read: Jack Smith issues a call to arms on the public option, and Democratic fundraising is suffering as big donors still prefer the GOP and the masses are alienated by Democrats' kowtowing and cowardice and inability to get the job done. Bill Maher lays it on the line (found via Middle of Nowhere).
Our lack of a national health system leaves us more vulnerable not only to death as individuals but also to epidemics. But maybe we can put that fact to productive use.
Dan Gilgoff suggests four ways that the growth of secularism could change American politics.
Genetic analysis sheds light on India's history. It strikes me that applying the same techniques elsewhere might demolish quite a few cherished national myths.
Elephants "talk" via low-frequency ground vibrations that humans can't hear (found via Mendip).
Science Daily has interesting info on whale evolution.
Dr. Brian Druker, head of cancer research at OHSU and developer of gleevec, is giving a lecture next month with the startling title "The end of cancer is within reach". I may go, if my hand isn't giving me too much trouble.