Yeah, it came as a surprise to me, too, and I only twigged to it because the Times did a review of a book on the evolution of the Pledge of Allegiance.
However, for your patriotic number-crunching enjoyment, here's a poll of the Approval/Disapproval Ratings for the US Senate. There are three Republicans in the top 12 (Two Senators from Maine and John McCain), and three Democrats in the bottom 12 (You can't really do a "top/bottom" ten, because there are ties). Washington State's Team Supreme are middle of pack. Former neighbor Rick Santorum? Number 93 out of 100.
Heyerdahl Would Be Proud - So, thanks to Janice for sharing the link to this story about a traditional Polynesian craft sailed by Hawaiians that just completed a circumnavigation of ...
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