Newsweek goes for a twofer with this week's cover story, "The Politics of Jesus," featuring an image of a cross wrapped in the American flag. As we noted in our religion issue last year, the newsweekly has a long record of sticking J.C. on its cover to attract readers (according to one trade mag, Christ can boost magazine sales 45%). And when Newsweek finds religion, Time can't be far behind. Sure enough, its cover story this week is "God vs. Science," illustrated with a crucifix attached to a double-helix rosary. Predictions for next week's covers: Time"How Would Jesus Win in Iraq?"; Newsweek"Are You There, God? It's Me, Karl."
I'm loathe to repeat unsubstantiated rumors, especially ones that come from the Comedy Central blog. But the cable station where more young Americans get their news is saying that Rumsfeld is now definitely a goner come tomorrow. Hey, they even have double sourcingsome bloggerandBill Kristol. Let me check my Magic 8 Ball and we may have definitive confirmation...
Early updates from the Golden State: Pombo barely ahead of McNerny, 50.7 to 49.3too early for either to qualify for endangered species protection. Pombo-sponsored anti-environmental "eminent domain" prop is up 50.8 to 49.2 with 19% of precincts in.
Meanwhile, 59% of San Franciscans have voted for a city policy calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Wanna take bets on how long it takes for some savvy GOPer to use this as an example of the new Congress' "San Francisco values"?
Update: The Pombo-McNerny numbers were flipped. Advantage: treehugger.