Link round-up for 31 July 2011 (delayed)
Here are 15 words we don't have.
What was Jesus's ethnicity?
Ranch Chimp looks at a 19th-century integrated community in what is now Central Park.
Despite its aggressiveness in the House, tebeaggerdom among the public is looking like a spent force.
Several groups are fighting against fundie indoctrination in the US military.
David Frum keeps trying to talk sense to the right wing. Others take a shot at it.
A lawsuit over 9/11 wreckage brings an outpouring of Christian love. More here.
GOP.com makes an intriguing graphic error.
John Nail looks at the costs and benefits of health-care reform. Further important progress here.
"It's almost impossible for anyone to get the Republican nomina- tion without saying things that make it impossible for him to win in November."
Nominating Perry would alienate the young and the educated.
The People's View looks at the debt ceiling deal (found via Hello Mr. President).
As expected, Smartypants has some of the best blogging on the deal: the far right's unhappiness with it, a prediction to watch, a first look at public reaction, and the need to take the long view.
Here are some further specifics.
While we're still dependent on oil, we can at least get it from some- where more civilized.
Depressed about the absurd spectacle of American politics? Think of the good we've done.
Britain's Telegraph newspaper has a pretty good assessment of the teabaggers. Al-Jazeera looks at the Christian Right (thanks to Shaw Kenawe for the link).
Andrew Sullivan returns to his native England after 26 years away, and finds a land changed but familiar. Interesting observations on british money here.
Russia's ambassador to NATO warns his people of the dangers looming if Republicans return to power in the US.
Egypt's prospects are better than we think.
Forbes embarrases itself over global warming (found via Preliator pro Causa). More precision reporting here.
The "white roof" plan has many positives, even for snowy areas.
Variations in bonobo food calls offer clues to the dawn of human language.
The Neanderthals really were, well, Neanthderthalish, which helps explain why they're not here any more.
(This round-up was delayed and reduced in size due to technical issues. Things should be back to normal by the weekend.)