Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday Article Round-Up

A survey around the internet this week turned up the following...


According to the Washington Post, the newest compromise bill on torture means The Abuse Can Continue and Matt Yglesias says, "Compromise: Torture Now Legal. In related news, the Bush administration has a plan For detainees: less access to US courts? So if you are picked up by the government for suspected terrorist activities, your right to a trial doesn't exist. Also trying to slip through the last days of this Congress is a bill that takes a Wrong Turn on Eavesdropping. It removes oversight from the judicial branch. I miss the moral high ground...

Both Parties Sensing Tighter House Races and Liberal evangelicals start bid to spread their views.

In 2008, remember Bill Richardson. He has almost a 70% approval rating in a state that went for Bush in 2000 and 2004. He can win 'Red' states. While we are on the subject, go check out Richardson's "Western" Ad.

Not that Jerry Falwell speaks for me as a Christian, but he does know the Religious Right and he says Hillary Clinton could outdraw the devil. Considering how much the Right will be against her and how she has and continues to support the Iraq War, is she really a viable candidate in 2008?

Meanwhile, President Clinton gave an interview to MSNBC. He says We must get back to thinking and he goes postal on FoxNews Sunday. Totally tears into the presenter and well worth your time.

Around the world, we see A Stormy Test for Democracy in South Africa. The Pressure growing on Hungarian PM because he lied to get elected. However, all is not lost in Eastern Europe. Estonia elects Ilves as president, which is a largely ceremonial post.

In the Middle East, Hamas says it's serious on power share after rejecting a power sharing agreement that would have recognized Israel.

A bit of good news out of Iraq because Iraqi parties agree to federalism bill.

A Student tells why he exposed school attack plot

Students are concerned that anti-plagiarism site, adds their work to an ever increasing database. There are lots of privacy and intellectual property issues there.

Just be aware that there is a War on Education in Afghanistan.

Osama Bin Laden may be dead, but that is now doubted. If we were to catch Osama Bin Laden, under the new rules How would we put Osama Bin Laden on trial? In related news, Experts: Threat from al-Qaida is down even though conversely Intelligence Analysts Say War Spread Terrorism.

2 new hopefuls to join the EU in 2007. That's a good thing.

If you are interested in the Internet 2.0 phenomenon of Facebook, go see the Story of the man behind Facebook.

Bonds hits NL-record 734th HR. I can't stand this man. I hope he retires, but he won't and he'll probably pass Aaron next year. Where have the real heroes gone?

That new Republican-passed Bankruptcy law forbids tithing, charitable donations. Well done, guys!

Last year on Page 132
A year ago, we were talking about a couple of bumper stickers, global warming making more cities like New Orleans, questions about Bush's coattails, and Roberts, filibusters and Judicial "activism".

Ok, what have I missed? What do you think? What is the most important news story of the week? Let me know in the comments...

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