MoJo Mix: Fast Flip and Beck Watch

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Rhetorical question: Why are so many obese smokers against health care reform? Plus 4 must-reads for today’s MoJo Mix:

1) How much has Glenn Beck cost Fox news? The newest installment of the advertising boycott watch.

2) Who’s really behind America’s Israel policy? A photo field guide with names and bios.

3) Will Google finally be the media’s BFF? A first peek at Fast Flip, the news aggregator you’ll be hearing a lot more about.

4) Don’t worry, sugar. We’ve got 5 creative uses for leftover honey.

Laura McClure hosts weekly podcasts and is a writer and editor for Mother Jones. Read her recent investigative feature on lifehacking gurus here.

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