July 16th, 2006

Scorpion

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"It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration's response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see now, had far less to do with fighting Osama bin Laden than with expanding presidential power."
-NYTimes editorial

BRIEF NEWS UPDATE:
* Attack on Haifa escalates the Israel-Lebanon war. Hezbollah has upgraded their missile capability. And Michael Young looks ahead to the logical conclusion.
* In war, violence can still be personal.
* Republicans worry about the impact of their immigration divide.
* Weapons from Iraq were used in high-profile bank robberies in DC.
* Pirates 2 is already the year's best selling movie.
* Dick Wolf looks to shore up the decline of the Law & Order empire.
* 'Employed by God'? Kent Hovind, the evangelist behind Dinosaur Adventure Land, was arrested on fifty-eight federal charges, mostly tax-related. (Courtesy eracerhead.)

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.