December 21st, 2010


Debit cards, tap water, and ocean magnetism

* 'Harmful chemical found in tap water of 31 U.S. cities.' Mmmm, chromium.
* What no one is saying about the war in Afghanistan.
* "The debit card market is a monopoly that forces contracts on merchants that are almost criminally one-sided."
* Five myths about school food.
* Republicans relearning a lesson about reaping what you sow.
* This Week in Crazy salutes General James Amos.
* EU satellites set to exam ocean magnetism.
* Famous super sub Alvin to get refurbished.


New Post in-depth: Monitoring America

"Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators. The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing."