The Daily Roundup

7 Apr

U.S. Airways and United Airlines are in talks to merge, The New York Times has learned.

A linguist has analyzed the speech patterns of Sarah Palin, and has some interesting conclusions.

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has posted a defense of his Christian faith, specifically the belief in bodily resurrection. Lest you think The Times is chalk full of radical atheists.

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for parliamentary elections. They will be held May 6. British elections are fascinating things and it is interesting to see the similarities and differences between American elections.

David Cameron, of the Conservative Party, seems to have a slight lead. I don’t think most Americans would recognize British conservatism as “conservative” but it is conservative, I would argue, in a more truly conservative way than American conservatism. Current American conservatism right now seems engulfed in an anti-establishment, libertarian fervor. Real, classic conservatism, I would argue, has more to do with the recognition of the importance of institutions. An exploration of this idea can be found here.

CNN’s ratings lately have been horrible. This is sad because it is the best, most even-handed cable news operation by far. Slate takes a look at why, even with the abysmal ratings, CNN is still important.

A man from the future was arrested at the Large Hadron Collider.

And that’s The Daily Roundup. Have a great evening.

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