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For quite some time now, I've been publishing a column of science and technology links, in the interests of informing people about current events in that area.

This is really a non-partisan enterprise, but I do believe that politics could do with a bit more information and learning, and a bit less dependence on top-of-the-head opinion making done with out much consideration of conditions on the ground.  

Ignorance is not bliss in politics, it's accidents and catastrophes waiting to happen.  Read as few or as many as you want.

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Originally posted to First Amendment Remedies on Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 12:45 PM PST.

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