ThinkFast PM: July 12, 2006

Ann Coulter dumped. The first newspaper “to officially drop Coulter’s column since the latest uproar began seems to be The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she had appeared for about 14 months.” The Shreveport Times is still considering the decision.

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA): “The President should transfer Secretary Rumsfeld to Iraq.”

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) kicked off the Kick the Oil Habit road trip today. Go along for the ride.

Alberto Gonzales reportedly “won’t be responding” to Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) letter requesting criminal charges against the New York Times.

Gristmill is blogging live from Wal-Mart’s Arkansas headquarters, where various enviros have been invited to a quarterly meeting of company executives.

Bill Frist announced he is scheduling a vote next week on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (HR 810), the “best chance for our country to vigorously pursue research” into embryonic stem cells. Has your Senator taken a position? Find out here, then take action.

And finally: Welcome to Madurodam, “a miniature city located in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale” — meaning it looks particularly strange on Google Maps.