PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

Happy birthday to Edgar Allan Poe, who was born in this day in 1809.

Also, a date I missed over the weekend: on January 17, 1961, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

Today's headline: Imam Accused of Lies on Terrorist Links

Fine Post editorial on why Maryland doesn't need slot machines.

* British translator who revealed the American plot to spy on the UN gets her day in court.
* US credibility at risk over Bush's arms claims.
* Well, of course Bush planned the State of the Union address to steal thunder from the Democrats.
* Nice. Tourism-hungry counties vie to host the Peterson murder trial.
* First picture released from the Mars Express.
* Archaeologists search for Persian ships from 492 BC.
* Good read: taking their cue from cable successes, networks to float short-run series.
* Sundance more subdued this year. (Bonus: info on Zach Braff's movie, and other upcoming flicks.)

"In a perfect world, caucuses would be a very good way of figuring out which of the candidates has been persuasive. But what started out as a person-to-person, humanized event has gotten to be very organized and professionalized."
-Gary Hart

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