Link roundup for 29 May 2010
Citizen K looks at San Antonio and Texas music.
100 years after his death, Mark Twain's autobiography will soon be published.
Crime in the US has been strongly declining since the early 1990s, and is still doing so despite the recession.
For Memorial Day, a reminder of what it's really about.
Parsley's Pics has video of hideous abuse on an Ohio dairy farm, and a petition -- be warned, the video is really disturbing.
Military academies suffer from declining standards.
Has teabaggerdom done anything to help the Republicans?
The prospect of repealing DADT is bringing out the worst in the Republicans -- even Scott Brown.
McCain's war record is under scurrilous attack -- from the right.
Republicans lose hope of winning a majority in the House this year (found via Oliver Willis).
Obama seems to have truly awoken from his earlier vain dreams of bipartisanship (found via Green Eagle).
All of the Republican candidates for Governor of Iowa have something in common.
Not just profits over people -- foreign profits over people.
Yet another Bible-thumping, family-values-spouting Republican politician is credibly accused of an extramarital affair. Not news these days, you say? Well, this one's a woman.
My previous post linked to this analysis showing that hard-line right-wingers are less likely to win elections than are moderate conservatives. Now a similar analysis has shown that the same does not hold true on the left -- strongly liberal candidates are about as likely to win as moderate liberals.
Republican Governor Jindal of Louisiana must wish he hadn't gone on record about offshore oil drilling.
A Chinese historian claims that the USSR planned to destroy China with nuclear weapons in 1969, but backed off under US pressure.
Must-read: Liam Fox explains why opposing Islam is not at all similar to racism or bigotry (found via Mad Mike's America).
It's not just the Catholics.
North Dakota offers two embarrassments.
PZ Myers dissects the vapid dishonesty of Francisco Ayala and the Dalai Lama.
The American Academy of Pediatrics toughens its stand on female genital mutilation.
Cleansing the Louisiana wetlands of oil may be impossible.
WASP-12b has only ten million years left.