PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"Wow, I am so relieved that Congress has finally agreed on an energy bill. Now that's out of the way, maybe Congress will focus on solving our energy problem. Sorry to be so cynical, but an energy bill that doesn't enjoin our auto companies to sharply improve their mileage standards is just not serious."
-Thomas Friedman

Newspapers complain about special-interest groups using form letters to spam letters-to-the-editor pages.

Why America is more dependent than ever on Saudi Arabia.

* Is the media inattention to missing women who aren't white due to deliberate racism or unconscious bias?
* Pakistan's ruler seems to invest far more energy in explaining his government's tolerance of Taliban activities than he does in trying to shut them down.
* Good editorial in the Post, describing which of Roberts' memos should be released, and why.
* Archaeologist claims to have found King David's palace.
* "There's an incredibly important link between a man's health and sexual performance."
* Paul Krugman on fake research, intelligent design, and global warming.
* New York's graffiti war.
* The story around an interview of Jim Jarmusch.

Desson Thompson's top twenty indy movies. (Bonus: LiveOnline transcript.)

Quick Calgary Sun interview with Christopher Walken. (Bonus: zombies!)

Artist prankster Banksy takes on the Israeli wall.

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