December 17th, 2004


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* Today's must-read: Fiddling as Iraq burns.
* "I have a very strong sense that the mental health consequences are going to be the medical story of this war." Experts expect a flood of veterans returning with psychiatric problems - and no one is counting them as casualties of the war.
* Privatizing social security? Look at how well it's worked for other countries.
* The new silent war against journalists.
* Making the case for the 'United States of Europe' as the new superpower.
* Worst idea evar: President Bush has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S. network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology.

oh, right

So, I'm finally getting my trip up to NYC on Sunday and Monday. Which means I'll be spending some time on a bus very soonly now. Other than reading that bookclub book, anyone have any good recommendations on how I should spend my time? And any advice for long bus trips?