"What's on Tap" is a weekly round-up of stories and links that may be interesting to Drinking Liberally patrons.
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- Low-emittance windows are so effective that they are melting vinyl siding.
- People have trouble driving in a circle.
- Artsplosure! This weekend at Moore Square!
- Responses from half the city council on their budget priorities.
- How big is the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, really? THIS big.
- The short session is in town, and balancing the budget is the order of the day.
- President Obama nominated someone to be a judge. Can lesbians actually sit on the bench, or just build it?
- This Week in Congress, courtesy of Congress Matters and Daily Kos.
- For Roxane: The terrorist watch lists and firearms purchased, from Good Magazine.
- National Council of La Raza: Undocumented immigrants will pay around $80,000 more in taxes per person than they use in government services.
- One of the wildest, craziest scandals to hit the homophobic Christians is unfolding in Florida. CNN’s resident gay gets involved.
- Happy 50th birthday to the Pill!
- A lifetime ban on lobbying by former members of Congress is a sensible idea, which is why it has no chance of passage.
- National Guardsmen at Kent State were ordered to fire on anti-war protestors, new evidence suggests.
- The iconic, brassy, and eminently classy Lena Horne has died.
- Caption this photo of two Barcelona FC football players.
- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will resign by September in an effort to keep the Labour Party in power.
- Nepalese Maoists are fighting with police in Kathmandu in an effort to restore a communist government.
- A familiar name is leading the way to become the next president of the Philippines.
- Stephen Hawking strikes again – plausible time travel?
- The toll in Iraq: 4,394 American deaths; around 100,000 Iraqi civilian deaths; nearly 2 million refugees; three quarters of a trillion dollars spent.
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