ThinkFast PM: July 5, 2006

“Craig Durrett, editorial page editor of the Shreveport (La.) Times, revealed in a column in his paper that he is considering dropping Ann Coulter as a columnist, and in fact, has ‘come close’ before.”

Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-OK) spokesman responds to criticism of his use of taxpayer funds to smear Al Gore. The spokesman’s response suggests he finds it “scarcely noteworthy that Senate committees are used for the personal partisan vendettas of their chairs.”

Nature publishes a list of the top 50 science blogs. Pharyngula (who tops the list) explains his success.

Weak on cybersecurity: Nearly a year after Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff announced the creation of a Cabinet-level cybersecurity czar, the position remains vacant.

Following up on the Hamdan decision, Secrecy News provides its readers with documents that “provide rich background on military law.”

And finally: Lindsay Beyerstein discovers that only 40 states have official State fossils, and is helping the remaining 10 find fossils of their own.