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20 August 2009 @ 12:29 pm
Africa, gay marriage, and Blackwater  
* The CIA hired Blackwater to assassinate Al Qaeda operatives. You know, off the books.
* Good read: why the health care debate matters, no matter which side you're on.
* A Marshall plan for Africa.
* The evolving role of the FBI in the war on terror.
* Hundreds of children in China get lead poisoning after smelter accident.
* Good read: one conservative's fight for same-sex marriage.
* "On Monday, Huffington Post unveiled the future of journalism."
* Chris Cillizza on reviving the Rust Belt in the midterm elections.
* Howard Kurtz on the late Robert Novak.
* The Explainer, on why we don't use Galileo's last name.

PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on August 20th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
"Nothing else has worked. Putting massive international pressure on Israel is the only way to guarantee that the next generation of Israelis and Palestinians does not grow up in an apartheid regime."
Brian: Schoolvwvortexer on August 20th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I’m struck by how furious people become at the existence of this one very particular familial arrangement: heterosexual monogamous pair-bonding without children.
mediaprophetmediaprophet on August 21st, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
How do I hire Blackwater to kill foreign nationals? Is there a paypal account I can send money to, or a secure credit card site?

blackwater.com Account Summary.
Order #A2306991F-01

Assassination of a Foreign National, Qty ordered: 1
List: $24,995, Our Price: $10,500
Subtotal: $10,500
Coupon NEWCUST09: -$250
Processing Fee: Free on orders over $9995!
Total Cost: $10,250
Pay by: Visa ending xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-5555 ex 05/15
Ordered: August 21, 2009
Est. delivery date: April 1, 2010