Xabier Arzoz (EHU): The Nature of Language Rights. I married a Maori: A review of Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All by Christina Thompson. A review of Save The Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care by Kathleen Parker. A review of The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People. The joy of abstinence: A humorous blog and a conservative think tank on the benefits of not having sex. From TNR, Bushed: David Greenberg on how neocons made liberals wary of idealism; Katherine Marsh on the working mothers' case against Sarah Palin; and Jason Zengerle on the strange resurrection of John Kerry. From Slate, McCain and Palin are running against a new opponent: federal spending; and lies, damned lies, and Barack Obama: Why isn't Obama stretching the truth more often? What will Rumsfeld write? The former secretary of defense is writing a history of the Iraq War. A review of Andrew Cockburn's Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy. Partner or master? Vernor Vinge has been urging his fellow humans to get smarter by collaborating with computers. A review of A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations by Clive Ponting. The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history as climate change has made it possible to circumnavigate the Arctic ice cap.

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