Newsgeist: 2/21/11

The spirit of the news

Newsgeist: 2/21/11

The President's Day edition of the Newsgeist is full of news stories on subjects like the Wisconsin unions, concealed handguns on campuses, and the Libyan protests. Read more for the links.

-A budget proposal opposed by Wisconsin union workers may not be voted on, because Democratic Senators have gone into hiding.

-Locally, an evening solidarity rally will be held to support state employees and oppose budget cuts.

-In even more budgetary news, the U.S. House voted against Lloyd Doggett's restriction on federal funds being sent to Texas schools.

-Texas lawmakers are pushing for a bill that will allow guns on campuses.

-Elsewhere, the Libyan protests are becoming damaging and deadly.

-A new blood pressure technology could transform doctor's office visits.

-And finally, here's a very cool interactive look at the Best Picture nominees for this weekend's Oscars.

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