August 8th, 2007

News

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On this day in 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign due to the Watergate scandal.

"Congress is stampeded into another compromise of Americans' rights." Commentary on the new eavesdropping law from the Post and the Times, and coverage by Mr. Froomkin. Slate wonders why the Democrats want to give new powers to, you guessed it, Gonzales.

Britain asks for the return of Guantanamo detainees, in a major policy shift.

On the ground in the Iraqi civil war. (And some quick comments by Joe Klein.)

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Studying ancient nomadic cultures for clues to modern politics.

Political lessons from some guy named Shakespeare.