PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings on a Washington Post report that the Department of Defense is reinterpreting U.S. law to give the secretary broad authority over clandestine operations abroad."

Analysis: Bush doctrine expected to get a chilly reception. Meanwhile, his dad gets in on the backpedaling.

Will the Fed change its public stance on deficits?

* Power Geyser: secret military commandos operated on American soil.
* Thomas Friedman on the Iraqi election and the war of ideas.
* "Duty in Iraq": photos from soldiers in Iraq (plus bonus essay.)
* Ye-ah. "A week after he was criticized for suggesting there are biological differences in men's and women's scientific abilities, the president of Harvard University said he initiated a new program to recruit women to the prestigious institution." Well, I can think of one way to improve recruiting... Also, some neuroscientists weigh in on the original topic.
* White House may cut the funding to fix Hubble.
* Poll finds many Americans worried about their savings.
* Japan faces its own aging crisis.
* Tech companies suffer from buzzword overkill.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.

  • on the internet and 'culture wars'

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  • Killer robots and expensive education

    THURSDAY FIVE: * 'Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care.' * " College has gotten 12 times more expensive in one…

  • Voter ID laws and Party King Thranduil

    THURSDAY NEWS: * Life on the ground in the Gaza strip. * Interesting: the modern world is making theft less lucrative. * Good read: explaining the…

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