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Dee Beutel Phelps
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Um, #ingress control, I think we have a problem.

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I have become addicted to Ingress. 

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The foster kittens play!

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Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Center and Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department, writes about her decision to leave the State Department to spend more time with her family and why the current culture makes it improbable to balance a career and family.  Slaughter's article is long, but worth the read.

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A: "Whatcha reading?"
D: "About how the female solder from the Abu Ghraib scandal is having a hard time re-integrating into society."
A: "How inconvenient for her."

I can't imagine driving through the city and not seeing the Yahoo billboard. Sad day.

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This is absolutely awesome. Check out google+ new functionality (and then share this post so we can watch it spread.)

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In a recent article published in Foreign Policy, the Washington director of the Human Rights Watch, the executive director of the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, and the director of the director of national security and joint warfare at the U.S. Marine Corps War College explain how the long process of reconciliation and reform will unfold in Harry Potter now that the war is over and Voldemort is dead.

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Two weeks ago Republic High School in Missouri banned Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut's Memorial Library has responded by offering free copies to any of the 150 students who were originally meant to read the book in class. If you can spare the cost of Slaughterhouse-Five ($7.99 on Amazon), and disagree with the banning of an American classic, please consider donating to the Vonnegut Library by clicking on the big blue text that says "online donation" below.

What's next? Banning a classic like Huck Finn? Or Too Kill a Mockingbird? Or Catcher in the Rye? Or Of Mice and Men? Or...oh, whatever. Just go donate. And if you'd re-share this, that'd be awesome.

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In positive news, the political science job market looks stronger next year than it has in a while. Of personal interest to my job search, and only cursorily mentioned in this article, is the drastic difference in academic placement between women and men; "Smaller percentages reported not being placed at all, and the figures were notably different for men (6.1 percent not placed) and women (14.2 percent not placed)."
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