Thursday, February 10, 2005
News worth noting:
- The government put off releasing a report for five months that shows the FAA had received numerous intelligence briefings about "Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations," in the months prior to 9/11 — but the FAA and airlines resisted any changes (New York Times 2.10.05)
- A military investigation has concluded that U.S. female interrogators at Guantanamo used "sexually suggestive tactics" to humiliate Muslim prisoners (Washington Post 2.10.05), tactics the Boston Globe's conservative op-ed columnist Jeff Jacoby sharply condemned two weeks ago
- Massachusetts legislators will likely postpone a constitutional convention to amend the state constitution banning gay marriage (Boston Globe 2.10.05)
So much is happening in so many areas that interest me that keeping up — much less giving you a heads-up on what I'm finding — is a tad overwhelming. I've said nothing about Social Security, for example, but I would recommend reading the following: "A Question of Numbers" (Richard Lowenstein, New York Times Magazine 1.16.05), "A Daring Leap" (Allan Sloan, Newsweek 2.14.05), and "What Social Security Crisis?" (editorial, Christian Century 2.8.05).
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 10 February 2005 at 5:37 PM