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-A school in southern Afghanistan has an idea for overcoming the Taliban: Educating future generations so they will help the government develop the shattered country, instead of aligning with forces bent on destroying it. -Analysts say General Motors may not make it to 2009 without help from the feds...


-A school in southern Afghanistan has an idea for overcoming the Taliban: Educating future generations so they will help the government develop the shattered country, instead of aligning with forces bent on destroying it.-Analysts say General Motors may not make it to 2009 without help from the feds. A local columnist says, bailout or not, "the city will never be the same."-The Mormon Temple on Manhattan's Upper West Side can expect angry visitors tonight. The protests against the Church's funding of advertising that favored California's Prop 8, which banned gay marriage, are expanding beyond the Golden State.-The real loser in the 2008 election: Dixie. A Times article notes that by overwhelmingly favoring McCain over Obama, "voters from Texas to South Carolina and Kentucky may have marginalized their region for some time to come."-Maya Lin, whose design for the Vietnam War Memorial prevailed in a blind competition while she was still in college, talks about her latest work: shaping grassy hills into rolling waves at the Storm King Art Center.-Gus, the world's ugliest dog, has died. RIP, you hideous hound.-Here's a very fun YouTube video called "Unbelievable can throwing skills". The fake-or-real debate rages in the comments. (Via Kottke)-From the GOOD Community: kapler23 gets some first-hand experience with America's dearth of male role models.(Photo by Kate McAlpine from New Scientist photoessay "Science supermachines in the scrapyard.")