Archive for December, 2006

Go To Work At 16

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Education

Our education system works, but for a lot of kids it simply offers a way to pass the time and little else. I look back on my education and wonder why I didn’t have more options to follow the interests I felt were more in line with what I wanted to pursue. The NY Sun […]

December 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Creating a Left Narrative on Iran

By Ali Eteraz | Related entries in News

They do not have one; but need it; so I gave it a go. Tweet

December 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

John Edwards Is In

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections

No surprise, but has he figured out something he couldn’t in 2004? After all, he lost the nomination to John Kerry…of all people. And he’s been out of the public debate for some time now. Personally, I think Bill Richardson has more chance of becoming a compelling choice. More here. Tweet

December 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Ethopians About To Take Control Of Mogadishu

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism

Things are looking promising, however this is a cautionary tale for the Ethopian forces. More after the story… From NY Times: NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 27 â€â€? The Islamist forces who have controlled much of Somalia in recent months suddenly vanished from the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, residents said Wednesday night, just as thousands of […]

December 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

More On Gerald Ford

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History

He may be one of the more forgotten Presidents in recent memory, but Ford was an incredibly important thread in our nation’s fabric. See, his tenure showed us just how strong our Constitution is and why our democracy works. That fact alone should solidify his place in our history books not as an accidental presidency, […]

December 27th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gerald Ford, R.I.P.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, History

He was 93. More from the AP: LOS ANGELES – Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, former first lady Betty Ford said Tuesday. [...] Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart […]

December 27th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

An Electric Car Recharges In 10 Minutes?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Environment, Money, Science

That’s the claim for this pretty cool looking “Sport Utility Truck.” And you can go 130 miles on that single charge. Not too shabby. From TechEBlog: Powered by the revolutionary Altairnano NanoSafeâ„¢ battery pack, Phoenix Motorcars’ zero-emission, all-electric Sport Utility Truck (SUT) can cruise on the freeway at up to 95 m.p.h. while carrying five […]

December 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

“End The War. Pay For Health Care.”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Health Care

That could be the next big Dem meme coming down the pike…so says Dan Conley of Political Insider… Democrats will use the Iraq War as a two-fer, an opportunity to fund an extremely popular domestic program and to do it without the complicated cost-control efforts that sunk Hillary Clinton’s plan 12 years ago. And they […]

December 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Why Are Snowflakes Symmetrical?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science

A little holiday science… Snowflakes are symmetrical because they reflect the internal order of the water molecules as they arrange themselves in the solid state (the process of crystallization). Water molecules in the solid state, such as in ice and snow, form weak bonds (called hydrogen bonds) to one another. These ordered arrangements result in […]

December 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

2nd Largest Oil Field Drying Up Faster

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, The World

Coming to a gas pump near you? It was an incredible revelation last week that the second largest oil field in the world is exhausted and past its peak output. Yet that is what the Kuwait Oil Company revealed about its Burgan field. The peak output of the Burgan oil field will now be around […]

December 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »