Spaceflight: Risky Business — From the blog Vintage Space. (Via Centauri Dreams.)
Geopolitics in First-Person Shooter Video Games — Weird and interesting squib from Sociological Images.
Radiation Dosage Chart — Information Is Beautiful with a visualization of dosage levels and consequences.
Libya and the Conservative Conundrum — A fair percentage of [conservatives] reject the president's policy of bombing Libya while being in favor of bombing Libya.
Who's Really Behind Recent Republican Legislation in Wisconsin and Elsewhere? (Hint: It Didn't Start Here) — An essay from embattled historian William Cronon. The GOP may have bitten off more than they can chew in trying to intimidate this guy. (Thanks to shsilver.)
Haley Barbour Comes Out Against Slavery — Nice to see the leading lights of the GOP catching up on current events. Also some interesting historical counterfactuals in this piece.
Gingrich fears 'atheist country ... dominated by radical Islamists' — Hours after declaring Sunday that he expects to be running for president within a month, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he's worried the United States could be "a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists," in the foreseeable future, according to Politico. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Are conservatives really this stupid? This is nothing but scare word bingo. In what conceivable universe are radical Islamists also secular atheists? (Via Pharyngula.)
?otD: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (revisions on Sunspin, net 600 word gain to manuscript)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts