Grover Norquist Sits For Tea
Today, throughout America, modern-day revolutionaries are quiety scattering tea bags around state capitals in a mass protest more akin to weekend suburbanites mulching their front lawns than the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist visited one such party today in Washington's Lafayette Park before setting Washington Post readers straight on the significance of the tea party movement sweeping the nation.
When Norquist talked with Big Think last year, long before the announcement of Obama's $787 billion stimulus that has inflamed taxpayer passions, he described tax increases as "the central issue that divides the parties."
The big problem with these little tea parties is that they are really lame. They don't exhibit the passions of pre-Revolutionary Boston, more like the whinings of a political party stuck in the past. Here's Paul Krugman describing how useless it is for Republicans to think they can reinvigorate their party with a few packages of Lipton following a free, Democratic election.
Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.
- Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
- The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
- Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors.
- According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
- Cross-breeding with other ancient hominids gave some subsets of human population the genes to contend and thrive in colder and harsher climates.
- Behavioral and dietary changes also helped humans adapt to cold climates.
The comics titan worked for more than half a century to revolutionize and add nuance to the comics industry, and he built a vast community of fans along the way.
- Lee died shortly after being rushed to an L.A. hospital. He had been struggling with multiple illnesses over the past year, reports indicate.
- Since the 1950s, Lee has been one of the most influential figures in comics, helping to popularize heroes that expressed a level of nuance and self-doubt previously unseen in the industry.
- Lee, who's later years were marked by some financial and legal tumult, is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia "J.C." Lee.
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