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* Slate asks: Why didn’t Columbus get smote by God struck by lightning when crossing the Atlantic?

* Via Feminist Daily News: New Oklahoma lawsuit challenges mandatory ultrasound before abortion.

* Sarah Palin goes on offensive abortion offensive [via Time].

* Barack Obama is to Osama Bin Laden as Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party is to a majestic unicorn.

* Stereogum directs you to Sarah Silverman‘s sad playlist—-music to schlep to.

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