Billmon: All together now, "Bye, bye, 4th amendment," hello PATRIOT Act. All lies to the contrary, Plame's identity really was a secret, and it seems likely that those who leaked her name knew it. What it means that China broke the currency peg and why they're the "Saudi Arabia of money." Iran wins as Iraq inexorably turns into Beirut. Has humanity gotten too smart for our own good?
Atrios: Frank Rich covered a possible reason why Gonzales didn't get the SCOTUS nomination, which is that it may be a casualty of the investigation into treasongate. The military is at war, but the country isn't? Republicans hate lawyers, except when they can help them defraud the public, in this case the good people of Ohio.
Digby finds that, at last, there's news of an investigation into where the Niger forgeries came from.
How to Save the World: Having the why they're PO'd debate. A link collection for the informed activist that includes a pointer to a post on whether college is worth it that I don't know if I should be reading on the advent of accepting my first student loan.
Brad DeLong: People who are so jealous of Jared Diamond that they can't think straight. Bush's current SCOTUS nominee has already done a stint as Inspector Javert, and at the ripe, young age of 50 he suffers from memory lapses that would make Ronald Reagan proud.
Bitch PhD with an amusing anecdote from the adventures of living with a stay at home dad.
Orcinus with a good article link and germane commentary on homegrown terrorism, which of course is just like every other kind of terrorism: The people who do it think they're really doing something good, and it's best handled as a criminal matter.
I hope Avedon never gets a blog with individual posts. Click on over to browse her marvelous collection of news you can use. (However, as I noted in her comments, I really don't think it's nice to insult fruitbats like that.) The most outrageous story is of course the one about how the Bush administration stopped Seattle prosecutors from collaring a terror suspect who's now believed to have coordinated the deadly July 7 bomb attack in London.
Big labor news: SEIU and the Teamsters have quit the AFL-CIO. Over at the Labor Blog there are a few more links if you want some follow up, or head over to read Frank Joyce on why he thinks the split is a bad idea.
I don't remember who I found this link through last week, but a Washington Post staff writer compiled an invaluable summary of abortion statistics.Posted by natasha at July 25, 2005 03:15 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |