Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Happy Friday. At the end of this short week, here's what's new and Blue Marbleish at Mother Jones and elsewhere:
Forget Joe Wilson: The real news? The US Census Bureau reports that the number of uninsured Americans increased by a million between 2007 and 2008.
To Big Pharma with love: Every time you buy a Pfizer drug, the company puts a fraction of the proceeds toward defending its reputation against things like penis-shaped missiles on wheels.
Ted Kennedy's letter to Obama: It's worth reading the whole thing.
How to cut health care costs? Fix global warming: US taxpayers could save $450 billion in environment-related health-care expenses if we enact strong climate legislation. [Grist]
Sea you later: Cool (well, ok, depressing) photo of Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea (Signs From Earth)