Link round-up for 27 January 2013
A 10-day-old baby takes his first swim.
If they ever do ban guns.....
A mother talks common sense about God (found via Lady Atheist).
What would Jesus do?
Hillary Clinton is more popular than ever.
Reason Being looks at the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church -- and the joy of atheism.
Yes, there is a systematic campaign to silence women on the internet.
Another poll confirms that Americans overwhelmingly support keeping Roe v. Wade.
Use a credit card? Watch out for surcharges.
There's new hard evidence supporting the view that many gay-haters have repressed homosexual urges. And these guys sure don't seem to like women much.
Arizona Republicans propose an unconstitutional religious oath as a condition of receiving a high-school diploma (sent by Leslie Parsley).
Chemicals banned in Europe are still used in food in the under-regulated US.
Gary Bauer whinges that minorities are abandoning the fight against gay marriage (found via Republic of Gilead). Hispanics in particular are abandoning social conservatism.
Boycott Terry Lee Forensics of Cedar City, Utah.
Lady Atheist looks at two books which make the case that Jesus never existed -- one of which got its author fired.
Interest in gun ownership runs high among young people.
Evidence emerges of a sex-abuse cover-up at Bob Jones University (found via Republic of Gilead).
Conservative austerity policies push Britain back into recession.
Here's an unusual photo from the 1941 bombing of London.
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. In Warsaw, an archive of memories survives.
A regional food fight breaks out in Berlin (found via Mendip).
Green Eagle looks at Israel's shift to the left.
As Argentina threatens war over the Falklands, a destroyer which played a major role in the 1982 war sinks while moored at its dock.
Morocco may soon stop forcing rape victims to marry their rapists. In Afghanistan, a victim is re-raped by the authorities.
Here's a look at marital bliss in India.
Is Kim Jong Un the most dangerous Kim yet? (And why can't a man with all that power get a better haircut?)
Indonesian judge Muhammad Daming Sanusi would make a great Republican.
A soccer game brings out offensive superstitions about women (sent by Ahab).
A dolphin entangled in a fishing line appears to ask for human help.
The humble spotted salamander is the first known solar-powered vertebrate.
This huge ancient riverbed is of interest mainly because of where it is.
Neurobiology is starting to understand what speaking in tongues is.
A 2,000-year-old mass grave in Denmark sheds light on ancient Germanic warfare.
Chilean scientists are working on a vaccine for alcoholism.
[Image at top found via Reason Being.]