Ted Rall reminds people of the darker side of Reagan's legacy. Jim Hoagland touches on the airbrushing of Reagan's record as well.
Mmmmm, what about a Department of Nation-Building? Would that makes us, officially, an empire?
* Post editorial about the administration's legalization of torture.
* Ashcroft takes the heat on the Hill.
* Richard Cohen discusses the administration's theory of 'just a little torture.'
* Interrogators got access to patient's medical records, too.
* Interesting tactics: 'torture contractors' face class-action lawsuit. Using RICO.
* Asia is worried about higher fuel prices.
* The economy is up, but it isn't helping Bush's numbers.
* The gender gap in wages is bigger than we thought.
* The 'religious left' looks for more of a political voice.
* Three-kilometer core sample of the Antarctic ice reveals ancient secrets. Also includes: when to expect the next Ice Age.
* Also, the 'Gray Goo' doomsday scare loses some key support.
* BBC pics of the transit of Venus.
* Work continues on 'stealth submarines.'
* China finds unknown wild pandas.
* That dude from Midnight Oil wants to be MP of Australia.
* Harrods decides not to carry Hindu love goddess underwear.
* Stephen Notley has a good review of Prisoner of Azkaban.
"It is hard to know whether to laugh or cry when you hear President Bush comparing D-Day to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the war on terrorism. If President Franklin Roosevelt had thrown the meager manpower resources into D-Day that George Bush threw into Iraq a year ago, France would be a German-speaking country today."