January 14th, 2009

Scorpion

O frabjous day

Happy birthday Zoe, who turns six today. Which is crazy.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I don't get to see her today, but we have a dinner tomorrow. I've been told a moose will be involved. Hopefully, there will be pics.

(EDIT: Speaking of pics, bonus Z. pic here.)

News

Number Six, one narcogangster, and many telescopes

"...The system of handling evidence against detainees at Guantanamo Bay is so chaotic that it is impossible to prepare a fair and successful prosecution."

Bush-appointed official says that yes, al-Qahtani was tortured.

Sound familiar? "He hoped to get rid of the 'Democrats' and 'liberals' because they were 'disloyal' and replace them with 'real Americans' and 'right-thinking Americans.'"

MORE NEWS:
* The Supreme Court rules on the "exclusionary rule."
* Follow-up: so, uh, what should we do with Manuel Noriega?
* Ruth Marcus on the limits of the 'new transparency.'
* Joel Achenbach on a big year for telescopes.
* Patrick McGoohan, star of cult classic The Prisoner, passed away.