PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"Seventy years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the Depression had left one-third of the American people 'ill-housed, ill-clothed and ill-nourished,' Americans are well-clothed and increasingly overnourished. But the scarcity of affordable housing is a deepening national crisis, and not just for inner-city families on welfare."

* One year later, and the streets of New Orleans remain empty. Looking for the future between the optimists and the pessimists.
* Sectarian violence overshadows the continued insurgency in Iraq.
* Israel struggles over targeted killings. In other news, Israel bombs Reuters car.
* How a comment by an activist got the attention of the FBI.
* The largest group of students ever is registering for school this fall, and they're the most ethnically diverse ever.
* After the failure of that Snakes movie, looking back at... Blair Witch.

"He is an explorer, if such a profession can still be said to exist, in the tradition of his Victorian forebears."

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

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    "This actually fits with everything Obama has been doing lately: neither his legislative proposals nor his executive actions have been world shaking.…

  • huh

    "The problem for a terrorist group like Al Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism. Most…

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