Hurricane Isaac


V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012

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The Daily Word in blue moons, the RNC, Hurricane Isaac and September heat waves

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Blue Moon tonight!

Some evidence shows that dreamboat Democrat Rep. Martin Heinrich will win the New Mexico race for a Senate seat against Republican Heather Wilson.

Governor Susana Martinez attacks President Barack Obama on national debt at the RNC.

Barack Obama is the most financially frugal president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The economy still needs a helping hand.

There are jobs out there, but a deficit of positions that pay a decent wage.

Appalling TLC series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” had more viewers than the RNC.

“We Built It” analyzed.

During Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River flowed backwards.

How New Orleans’ beloved, ailing daily The Times-Picayune covered the storm.

Russian professor murders two, tries to pin his crimes on Pussy Riot.

“The Daily Show” on how Mitt Romney built that.

Weather: Oh my god! As September arrives, highs expected to reach 99 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, 100 on Monday and 102 on Tuesday.

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The Daily Word in Martinez at the RNC, onion nuggets and megalopolises

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Hurricane Isaac is grows weaker and heads inland, leaving a soggy mess in its wake.

Someone was keeping a military-grade rocket launcher in a Los Lunas storage unit.

The full text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ speech at the convention last night.

Theft is a big problem at UNM.

100-year-old driver injures kids in L.A.

Do vegetarians and vegans think they’re better than you?

McDonald’s archivist—yes, that’s a real job—says before chicken nuggets, there were onion nuggets.

23 musicians share their paintings. (Results are marginally better than when famous actors record albums.)

Speaking of, here’s cell-phone video of Johnny Depp playing guitar at the Lone Ranger wrap party.

Awkward political candidates: How do they happen?

China’s megalopolises are not fun to inhabit.

Space telescope spots millions of supermassive black holes.

How to listen.

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The Daily Word in levees holding (or not), GOP platform-ogling and unexploded ordinance

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New Orleans' flood control system is so far fully operational in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

But southeast of the city, Plaquemines parish is experiencing a serious levee breach.

The International Space Station's view of the massive storm.

Some chilling phrasing from Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Parents in the state will have to cite more specific reasons if they don't want their kids immunized for school.

One key element of the new Republican Party platform: the embrace of dark money.

Compare other elements of today's GOP stance to that of 1980.

The government has a new means of ignoring the Fourth Amendment.

Dispatches from a year spent in a "failing" school.

"What a bore," said Ray Bradbury upon learning the FBI had been investigating him.

Taking money away from hospitals that treat undocumented immigrants.

The perks of being Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Paris of the mind is preferable to the real thing."

Digital portraiture of Civil War-era Washington, D.C.

The long-term legacy of WWII bombing in Europe.

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The Daily Word in RNC hurricanes, gun shopping and communal grief

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"Profound geopolitical uncertainty" following the death of Ethiopian prime minister.

"Guns 'R Us."

Hurricane Isaac could hit Florida during the Republican National Convention...

...Where Gov. Martinez is slated to be a "primetime" speaker.

Intensifying violence in Damascus.

D.C. neighborhood mourns the passing of homeless man.

Johnny Tapia's wife is set to hold a press conference today regarding the cause of his death.

Gary Johnson still struggling to get on the presidential ballot in every state.

Does ethnicity affect the quality of your sleep?

Ikea as surreal retreat in Beijing.

The science of mammalian shake-drying.

Ancient underwater treasure.

Extreme pogoing.