Sequencing of Fetal Genomes Using Only Maternal Blood Sample — (Via David Goldman, who finds things in the oddest places.)
Raul Castro, 96-year-old former US ambassador and Arizona governor, detained at Border Patrol checkpoint — He’s just lucky it was the Feds and not state or local law enforcement, given that Existing While Brown has been criminalized in Arizona.
Religion, Crime, and Television — An incidental benefit to being a person of faith. (Really?)
‘The Cult of the Individual and the Idolatry of Greed’ — Slacktivist Fred Clark on UK/Australian Evangelical Michael Bird and the American conservative opposition to universal healthcare on allegedly theological grounds.
Curbing the cost of health care — Fareed Zakaria on the efficiencies of public versus private spending in healthcare.
Maybe the Court Ruling on Health Care Hasn’t Had Any Effect on the Election — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison makes an interesting point about the Supreme Court’s recent surprise ACA ruling.
Why Romney Probably Won’t Harp on Health Care — The irony of Mitt Romney leading the charge against Romneycare is almost as good as when John McCain’s presidential campaign violated McCain-Feingold.
Off And Out With Mitt Romney — Paul Krugman on Mitt Romney’s business career.
Use of gambling language in politics — This is interesting.
Are we Republicans applying a double standard in Matt Wingard case? — Local partisan politics in Oregon, but pretty revealing of the usual conservative modus operandi when it comes to transgressions by one of their own.
?otD: Summer’s been downright chilly around here. How’s yours?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to Other Me)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate