August 20th, 2009


Africa, gay marriage, and Blackwater

* The CIA hired Blackwater to assassinate Al Qaeda operatives. You know, off the books.
* Good read: why the health care debate matters, no matter which side you're on.
* A Marshall plan for Africa.
* The evolving role of the FBI in the war on terror.
* Hundreds of children in China get lead poisoning after smelter accident.
* Good read: one conservative's fight for same-sex marriage.
* "On Monday, Huffington Post unveiled the future of journalism."
* Chris Cillizza on reviving the Rust Belt in the midterm elections.
* Howard Kurtz on the late Robert Novak.
* The Explainer, on why we don't use Galileo's last name.


Courtesy professorbooty

1 Million Strong Against our SOCIALIST Fire Departments

"For too long now, fire departments across the United States have been socialist organizations, resulting in taxes on the American people.

"FACT: Most Americans never use the socialized services of the fire department. The Obama administration has been very clear about keeping the status quo when it comes to taxpayer-funded fire departments.

"It is time to open the fire department up to private industry. We have the best fire departments in the world in the US, but that doesn't mean that anyone (even non-US citizens) should be able to dial up and have fires put out, etc. There are private companies (Halliburtion, Etc.) who could step in tomorrow and take over every fire department in America and charge the consumer directly.