Blogging History: CNN bumps Syria for Miley's twerk; Counterfeiter passed $7M worth of inkjet greenbacks; How to argue with conservatives

One year

Why CNN gave Miley Cyrus top spot over Syria: The Onion cooked up a brutal item today: a fake op-ed from's managing editor, Meredith Artley, explaining why the above was CNN's homepage this morning.

Five years

Man spent $7 million in bogus currency made with cheap inkjet printer: Talton discovered that toilet paper, the pages of Bibles and dictionaries, and newsprint are all made from the same kind of recycled paper pulp, and all take the mark. Newsprint is strong, and it has an additional advantage for the large-scale buyer: "Newsprint is real cheap," Talton says.

Ten years
George Lakoff on how to argue with conservatives: Terror is a general state, and it's internal to a person. Terror is not the person we're fighting, the "terrorist." The word terror activates your fear, and fear activates the strict father model, which is what conservatives want. The "war on terror" is not about stopping you from being afraid, it's about making you afraid.