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09 March 2004 @ 06:08 pm
 
Fifty years ago today, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Senator McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on an episode of See It Now.

Hubble scientists think they are close to, well, seeing the Big Bang.

Paul Krugman's awesome chart of the Bush administration's job predictions.

Howard Kurtz on the flipping and flopping done by both candidates.

NEWS:
* ABC poll shows Bush losing support over economy and war.
* Welp, looks like I will be protesting a high-profile death penalty case after all.
* Report on the administration's unwillingness to help the 9/11 investigation panel. But remember, it's OK for him to do this, while using 9/11 imagery in his commercials. Oh, and the day this article comes out, Bush decides to cooperate.
* Check out Hans Blix's comments on Cheney from October 2002.
* World Opinion Roundup weighs in on the international caucus, as overseas writers discuss the upcoming US presidential election.
* Four of the five Britons at Guantanamo back on British soil, and why they likely won't face more jail time.
* Democrats uncover a lack of fairness in probe reimbursement.
* White House Notebook notes the challenger was mentioned early in this election cycle.
* Archeology of the first Olympics.
* Psychiatric skeptics flex their muscle.
* Turns out previous generations weren't better at history than today's kids.
* Getting actual feedback on No Child Left Behind.
* OK, no one knows if that was actually Churchill's parrot. I know I'm done caring.

"We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular."
-Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954.
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Alexdevolutionary on March 9th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
I like this pie chart showing dubya's vacation pre-9/11, and then how much time he's giving to the 9/11 Investigation Commission.
Jackbizarrojack on March 9th, 2004 04:30 pm (UTC)
this is unfair unbalanced reporting. if those wacko liberals were trying to be fair they wouldnt have showed so much purple in the sideways 3d view.
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on March 9th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
I get this strange vibe that people just don't like Dubya.
Jackbizarrojack on March 9th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
I love the news posts
* I wouldn't be disappointed if Muhammad was spared the death penalty. I don't think this is a "repeat offender" kind of crime, but well, who can say, because you don't let a guy like that go. I'm saying he's a lot less to worry about than the A.B. is.

* "Psychiatric skeptics" - the next few decades should be pretty exciting for psychiatrists, psychologists & neuroscientists. This whole "We're all crazy and need drugs" may very well turn out to be a fad and I won't be sad to see it go. I'm not well educated enough to try and place a bet on that, but it will certainly be interesting to see what psychiatry of this decade stays and what goes.

* No Child Left Behind - I can see now what we're losing. I do think it's appropriate to consider that this is the first year. If you're remediating in your 4th grade class, just be aware that so is the 3rd grade class that you'll be teaching next year. Slowing down for people now could pay off in the long run. I do recognize though, that it is a sacrifice for the people at the head of the class now, in classes with a lot of people who aren't, and have perhaps "years" of learning to catch up on. Well I suppose we shall see won't we.
keep it darksnidegrrl on March 10th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
I am so grateful you continue to post brain news.