•In a fascinating letter to the editor in Friday's News-Leader, Dick Clark of Springfield fumes:
When you editorialize that the school should have complied with Soulforce's request, you are taking sides.
•Talibdin El-Amin, a Democratic state rep from St. Louis, wants to make it harder to buy baking soda. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, El-Amin has introduced a bill putting baking soda behind the counter because it's used to make crack cocaine.
•A new Newsweek poll shows almost half of Americans (48 percent) reject "the scientific theory of evolution." Three in four evangelical Protestants say "God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years."