Had a long day today. Went to work and then drove to Athens to take my comps for my masters thesis. It went pretty well.

Here’s an interesting article from my mole at CBS News about how partisans interpret the news:

To rape and pillage fine science with rough paraphrasing, this is what they discovered: When 30 self-described partisans were presented with contradictory quotes about the candidates (President Bush supporting, then denouncing Ken Lay; Sen. John Kerry supporting, then denouncing a Social Security overhaul), it was the portions of the brain that process emotion, not rational thinking, that became active. “The thinking caps went off and the feeling caps went on,” is how Westen put it to me.

I’ve been slowly coming to this same conclusion. I see little reason to debate anyone anymore — at least I get to vote.