Happy birthday to Abe Vigoda, who turns 83 today, and Billy Zane, who turns 38.
Huh. Putin just sacked his prime minister and cabinet.
Bush unveils his re-election platform and their global AIDS plan.
Oh, wow. White House's economic forecasts have been consistently off, for *years*. And the IRS doesn't agree with Bush's claims about who really benefited from the tax cuts.
* EU works to curb migration within its borders.
* Once again, I sure am glad we have countries like Uzbekistan as our allies. And Saudi Arabia too, while I am at it. (Warning: both kinda gross.)
* And things are still messed up in the Congo. (Warning: also gross.)
* No space for human rights groups at Gitmo, sorry.
* CIA had hijacker data long before 9/11. [Again, showing this was a problem of data interpretation, not lack of data.]
* Supreme Court to hear two key deportation cases.
* Pentagon opens criminal inquiry into Halliburton pricing.
* Four big-city mayors don't want Congress to make the gun industry immune to litigation.
* Another look at... Dan Quayle.
* One year later, and Homeland Security still doens't mean much to the average citizen. [Color me unsurprised. I mean, "terrorism" is too vague a word for the wide variety of forms it can take, and preparing for an unknown threat is kind of tricky. But I digress.]
* Taking another look at free trade in the modern world.
* Greenspan, you're starting to worry me here.
* Federal regulators take a second shot at banning ads aimed at kids.
* Some facts about the morning-after pill.
* Engineered crop DNA found in non-engineered crops. That ain't good.
* Johnny Depp wins SAG award.
* Working to save the secret Chinese script for women.