Link round-up for 12 July 2015
Our country's founders believed in aliens, and they had plenty of support from the ancients.
Betraying its own people, the Greek government has surrendered to the
In this comment thread I try to educate some conservatives on "social issues" -- but they're probably unreachable.
What have the Democrats done for us lately?
God's wrath hasn't been much in evidence (found via Republic of Gilead). And this is very much to the point.
Science is closing in on why memory deteriorates with age -- and how to repair it.
Muslim charities are raising money to help rebuild the black churches burned since the Charleston attack (found vie Progressive Eruptions).
The Christian Right is not only crypto-fascist, it even has its own flag. It's not doing so well at hanging on to real power, though.
Exxon knew about global warming for decades while still funding denialist propaganda.
It's striking that there's been no mass protest against the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, although the usual nutcases are pretty honked off about it (found via Republic of Gilead).
Rubio has a plan -- to destroy higher education in the US.
Let the states decide!
Fair and Unbalanced blog has been hosting a lot of debate on gay marriage recently. Start with this item and its comment thread.
What do the fundies really mean by "old-fashioned"?
At least one South Carolina legislator is a nut.
Yes, it does matter when people don't know anything.
China's stock market is crashing (found via Green Eagle).
The roots of conservative opposition to gay marriage are creepier than you think.
Retirement is pagan, apparently.
It's not just Christianity and Islam -- Shinto fueled the Japanese atrocities of World War II.
The Republican Presidential clown show gets zanier as Trump takes the lead. He's doubling down on his greatest (so far)