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20 April 2009 @ 02:01 pm
that kind of day  
CAN'T TRUST THAT DAY, IN BRIEF:
* Ugh. Two detainees were waterboarded over 250 times total.
* It's the tenth anniversary of the Columbine shootings. What have we learned?
* Michael Scherer on the Obama foreign policy doctrine.
* Warfare is getting smaller and deadlier.
* "Yet easy to mock as 'Gathering Storm' may be, it nonetheless bookmarks a historic turning point in the demise of America's anti-gay movement."
* Neat. Obama reads ten letters a day from average Americans.
* Defending Cleopatra.
* NYTimes on the xkcd book.

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PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on April 21st, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
"What makes the United States special... is precisely the fact that we are willing to uphold our values and our ideals even when it's hard, not just when it's easy, even when we are afraid and under threat, not just when it's expedient to do so."
-President Obama
Selkiselki on April 21st, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Defending Cleopatra
I recommend Jo Graham's historical fiction, *Hand of Isis*:
http://www.librarything.com/work/6017586
tells her struggle to keep her country free from Roman dominion, from the pov of her handmaid, Charmian.
PMMJ: Readingcheetahmaster on April 21st, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Defending Cleopatra
Nifty, added to the reading list.