Mars!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 19:58 | Category : Stargazing
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Lots of talk about Mars right now. Closest approach in 60,000 years. Which is true, of course, but from some comments/questions I’ve gotten from friends, they seem to have gotten the impression that it’s going to be huge the next few nights and then go away. So here’s a few facts to settle things down a bit:

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Democratic Candidate Analysis

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 15:38 | Category : Politics
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I wrote this a few months ago, but I’ve decided to update it:

Howard Dean: the 2004 version of Eugene McCarthy, but he may have more staying power; he’ll get a push from the New Hampshire primary, if he lasts that
long, but has to show he can win somewhere besides New England. A strong showing in Iowa is possible.The Big Unless: we get really bogged down in Iraq, no WMDs are found by next spring, and world events turn against Bush. Then his anti-war, no tax cut stance will play well to a frustrated electorate Odds for nomination: 10-1

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