July 17th, 2006

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OK, so, The 4400.

I'm positively in love with this season so far. I haven't seen any show handle the 'war on terror' angle as smoothly, and they're only doing more. Tonight's episode: someone brought in for questioning in connection with inadvertently funding a terrorist. Plus, NSA following up on watchlists. Ting! Add on top of that the shady contracting company taking over government functions. Good times. Just wish they hadn't waited until the third season to bring most of this in?

Now, for Sunday's episode...

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news supplemental

Andrew Cohen wonders if the prisoners in Guantanamo are really 'the worst of the worst.'

"Suspicion of foreigners, fears over terrorism, suspects held without charge - an Elizabethan episode has useful lessons for today's times."

"...The Israelis are beginning to understand just how much they didn't know they didn't know (to paraphrase Don Rumsfeld) about Hamas and Hezbollah." (Courtesy professorbooty.)

"I would say the big difference between this crisis and similar past episodes is how completely off balance the Israelis seem to be – lurching from reaction to reaction without any clear plan or strategy." (Also courtesy professorbooty.)

Dan Froomkin on Bush's latest profanity and other top news.

The Post editorial board doesn't see any compromise on domestic surveillance.

Jonathan Chait on Bush's lack of intellectual curiousity.

And the Post has kicked off its series about 9/11, five years later.