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The Week in Geek: Otherworldly Earth edition

03/02/12 01:59PM

Some amazing historical geek on how underwater telephone cables were laid across the San Francisco Bay. How's that for engineering?IBM researchers in Zurich are first to measure the charge on a single atom, image a single molecule, and now image the distribution of charge in a single molecule. read more

Regrets, Mehlman's had a few

Regrets, Mehlman's had a few

03/02/12 12:43PM

In 2004, the Bush/Cheney campaign, following the advice of Karl Rove, exploited anti-gay animus to help win a second term. Ken Mehlman, who managed Bush's 2004 campaign, told my friend Tom Schaller he regrets the strategy."At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort," he says. "As I've been involved... read more

Friday's campaign round-up

03/02/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* In a bit of a surprise, Public Policy Polling shows Mitt Romney taking the lead in the state of Washington, leading Rick Santorum among Republicans, 37% to 32%.* In Ohio's closely... read more

Romney tax plan favors the richest of the rich

Romney tax plan favors the richest of the rich

03/02/12 10:15AM

The non-partisan Tax Policy Center published a fairly detailed analysis yesterday of Mitt Romney's new tax plan, and it led to a series of headlines like this one: "Wealthy would cash in under Romney tax plan."Mitt Romney's new tax plan would mean lower taxes for most Americans. read more

Anti-Obama judge to face misconduct review

Anti-Obama judge to face misconduct review

03/02/12 08:40AM

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull, Montana's chief federal judge, admitted this week he sent a racist email attacking President Obama and his mother from his courthouse chambers. Yesterday, the story took an even more serious turn.The Judicial Council of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opened a misconduct review of Montana'... read more

Ignoring the 'acceptable bounds of civil discourse'

03/02/12 08:00AM

When it comes to the "war on women," the culture-war crusade isn't limited to a single front. As we've seen of late, there are anti-contraception efforts underway on Capitol Hill, which run parallel to measures such as forced ultrasounds in the states.But as Rush Limbaugh is helping demonstrate, there's a rhetorical... read more

Morning Maddow: March 2

03/02/12 07:51AM

Mitt Romney gets an extra Michigan delegate; Santorum cries foul.VP Biden: we 'screwed up' on the contraception-coverage mandate.A stunt to expose voter fraud backfires.The Obama team makes fun of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Maryland's Governor signs same-sex marriage into law--but don't buy the wedding cake yet.The Florida House... read more

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