Tuesday, October 17, 2006
October 17, 2006: Recent links of interest
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 4:07 P GMT-05
What was more unusual, Mr. Woodward reveals, was the presence of journalists at the meeting. Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International and a Newsweek columnist, and Robert D. Kaplan, now a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, attended the meeting and, according to Mr. Kaplan, signed confidentiality agreements not to discuss what happened. While members of policy research groups often dispense advice to administration officials, journalists do not typically attend secret meetings or help compile government reports. Indeed, many Washington journalists complain that the current administration keeps them at an unhealthy distance.Tags: media 911 war on terror
Sunday, 15 October 2006 4:26 P GMT-05
“I’d put the FBI on you and that nutty [professor Kevin] Barrett and find out what the hell you guys are up to,” threatened O’Reilly, basically insinuating that scholarly research is a crime, as of course “everything changed” after nine eleven, including the right to exercise the First Amendment. But then, as we know, or some of us know, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are now effectively dead and, increasingly, it is a crime to question the government, especially in an academic setting, same as it was after the Nazis took over in Germany.Tags: bill oreilly media 911 truth
Sunday, 15 October 2006 4:01 P GMT-05
According to a new New York Times/CBS News poll, only 16% of Americans think the government is telling the truth about 9/11Tags: 911 truth us social issues statistics
Sunday, 15 October 2006 2:57 P GMT-05
The American Community Survey, released this month by the Census Bureau, found that 49.7 percent, or 55.2 million, of the nation’s 111.1 million households in 2005 were made up of married couples — with and without children — just shy of a majority and down from more than 52 percent five years earlier. The numbers by no means suggests marriage is dead or necessarily that a tipping point has been reached. The total number of married couples is higher than ever, and most Americans eventually marry. But marriage has been facing more competition. A growing number of adults are spending more of their lives single or living unmarried with partners, and the potential social and economic implications are profound.
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 9:58 P GMT-05
By “integrity,” I mean living one’s life without contradiction or moral confusion; being integrated – or centered – in thought and action; expressing both spiritual and material values without conflict; and having an uncomplicated mind with which to function, creatively, in a complicated world.
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 9:20 P GMT-05
Why would the U.S. government set free a notorious terrorism suspect when it was simultaneously turning the American legal system upside down to permit the indefinite detainment and torture of suspected terrorists? Terrorism, it seems, lies in the eye of the beholder.Tags: luis posada terrorism cuba us law coverup