Friday, July 23, 2010 14:05
House Emails Show More Extensive Improper Contact With Google
Recent email communication between White House Deputy Chief Technology
Officer Andrew McLaughlin (in photo), who is Google’s former head
of Global Public Policy, and multiple outside individuals raise new
questions about the official’s alleged circumvention of federal
ethics and recordkeeping rules.
pull plug on climate bill
Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, pushing
the issue off into an uncertain future ahead of midterm elections where
President Barack Obama’s party is girding for a drubbing.
Britain’s secret rendition programme
Until now, this country has been guilty only by association in the illegal
transfer of prisoners. But the covert rendition of a Moroccan man by
MI5 agents suggests that the practice was central to Britain’s
‘war on terror’. ‘People
Are Getting Sick,’ Cleanup Worker Says The work
to cleanup the millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf can be hazardous,
and one spill worker told WDSU that he has witnessed illness, injury
and unsafe working conditions.
Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax Law
Those already outraged by the president’s health care legislation
now have a new bone of contention — a scarcely noticed tack-on
provision to the law that puts gold coin buyers and sellers under closer
Afghan War in Perspective
Practically everyone now understands that the war in Afghanistan
is going very badly. This is not because the Taliban and other “insurgent”
forces are strong and their foreign foes weak. It is because of
the Afghans’ indomitable spirit of independence that is only
intensified by each civilian death due to house raids or bombs.