October 5th, 2007

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My appreciation for Mr. Froomkin's column is pretty well known, but yesterday's column is a must-read. He goes in depth on the recently discovered Justice Dept. torture memo, covers reactions to them, plus comments on the SCHIP controversy, Bush's talk in Lancaster, encountering the public there, and much more. Excellent stuff, well worth your time.

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By the numbers: the privatization of foreign policy. More on contracting in Iraq by Abu Aardvark.

A lawyer from one of the prisoners at Guantanamo speaks out.

The housing slump/recession is impacting gentrification in cities like Baltimore.

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Ooh. Rock samples from deep within the San Andreas fault could yield a major breakthrough.

Attention conspiracy theorists: new Vatican book to absolve the Knights Templar.

The commercialization of Che Guevara.