What's on tap: This week at Drinking Liberally Raleigh

"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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North Carolina

  • How big is the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, really? THIS big. Oil Spill v Raleigh
  • 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.

If you have a story you think would be good for What’s on Tap, please add it as a comment or email it to frankthomas at gmail.com.


Thank Frank

Just a quick note to say how much I appreciate your "What's on tap?" summaries. Good stuff ... please keep it coming.