07 December 2005 @ 01:55 pm
"A federal jury acquitted former Florida professor Sami al-Arian yesterday of conspiring to aid a Palestinian group in killing Israelis through suicide bombings, dealing the U.S. government a setback in its efforts to use secretly gathered intelligence in criminal cases against terrorism suspects."

E.J. Dionne Jr. on dodging the Alito debate.

The Mystery Pollster questions polling methods. (Courtesy Dan Froomkin.)

* New charts on the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
* Parsing the polls on DeLay. Meanwhile, House Republicans ponder what to do next.
* New scrutiny for voting machines.
* Megachurches to close on Christmas?
* NASA forced to scale back its plans.

The perils of conservative support: Bush takes flak over holiday cards.

Following the money behind movies with messages.

Uh oh. Mel Gibson is planning to make a movie about the Holocaust next.
danzanramon on December 7th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
This is the Best Quote Ever:

During Tuesday's discussion on smoke-free legislation, the subject of the water pipe - a popular way to smoke tobacco in the Middle East and India - came up, and most council members had no idea what it was.

Council Member Marion Barry, D-Ward 8, said he had never heard of the device.

"What do you smoke in them?" said Barry, drawing a huge laugh.

from dcist
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on December 7th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
HOOOOOOOKA! That should go over like a lead baloon! MmM apple shisha.