PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

On this day in 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, charged the State Department was riddled with Communists.
Also, 20 years ago in 1984, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov died at age 69, less than 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko.

One of Putin's challengers disappears.

Courtesy mskoi, supercool whale stuff (bonus: 'the loudest sound in nature.')

Part 3 of the BBC's Age of Empire series: the military and pre-emptive strikes.

* Bush seems to think we'll add over two and a half million jobs this year.
* Two Israeli human rights group bring the wall to court.
* Bush unveils new (overt) plan for democracy in the Middle East.
* Five steps to better spying. (Note the author's credentials.)
* Bob Herbert wants an end to the president's fantasies.
* Social-networking sites like Friendster strive to turn a profit.
* What about those other acts from when the Beatles played Ed Sullivan? (Courtesy Magistrate.)

THIS JUST IN: How about an MP3 player for your AK-47? (Courtesy Baroness.)

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