Friday, October 08, 2010

Bits and Pieces - Not in the News Edition

Or at least, not enough in the news.

If the Republicans take Congress, look for a war on science.

A judge has ruled that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate (the requirement for people to buy health insurance) is constitutional. And Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon questions the sincerity of the challenges. Don't expect that to slow down the Republicans.

Germany has only just this week finished paying reparations for World War I. It was those reparations that Hitler used as reasons for Germany to try to take over Europe. As John Quiggin notes, we seem to be progressing slightly in our thinking on such things.

The cause of honeybee colony collapse may have been found.

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