Recommended Reading (2010-02-09)

Rest in peace, John Murtha.

– Being educated can now be scientifically equated with holding more liberal views. Seriously, that absolutely depends on where you went to school. Condemnation from a student group like SDS can have the opposite effect (via GOOD).

– The Danger Room raises the capabilities VoIP services have for embedding confidential data. Skype: espionage abettor?

Hitchens v. Vidal, round three. Vidal’s “small anthology of half-argued and half-written shock pieces [which] either insinuated or asserted that the administration had known in advance of the attacks” was just an attempt to be “playful,” writes a defender.

– International high politics: NSFW. Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead!