Politics and Current Affairs

* Ardi -(Ardipithecus ramidus) oldest known hominid, discovered in Ethiopia during the 1990s and announced to the public in 2009
* birther – a conspiracy theorist who challenges President Obama’s US birth certificate
* choice mom – a person who chooses to be a single mother
* death panel – a theoretical body that determines which patients deserve to live, when care is rationed
* teabagger – a person who protests President Obama’s tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as “Tea Party” protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773