New Authorization of Worldwide War Without End?
A hugely important provision for Congress to authorize a new worldwide war was tucked away inside the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), making its way through our legislature. First there was: Unchecked Executive War Power Could Slip Through the House. Then we brought you: House Gets Ready to Vote on New Worldwide War. And finally there was More Eyes Needed on Congress as they Prepare to Vote on Worldwide War Authorization. Today's: House to Vote on Endless Worldwide War Next Week
The CIA Weighs In: Torture Did Not Help Find Bin Laden
Since the killing of Osama bin Laden, there has much debate over whether the torture of detainees in U.S. custody helped American intelligence find the terror leader. It would be hard to find a better authority on where the truth lies than CIA Director Leon Panetta and he says, mmm, not so much.
Debunking the Mythical "Sharia Threat" to Our Judicial System
Multiple states have proposed legislation banning the consideration of Islamic or "Sharia" law by state courts. Anti-Muslim groups claim these measures are necessary because the courts are being "overtaken" by Sharia law, but a new report from the ACLU says, nope, not the case.
What stands out about your week? Anything to do with privacy?
I don't do Facebook. But my friend Lisa does and she told me (and pulled it up online to back it up when I thought it was an urban legend) that Facebook tracks all your sites.
I don't see the need for Facebook. (That's not an insult to Ann who is on it now. Ann got on Facebook solely because she thought one of us with sites should be on it. And she tries to represent the community there.)
But it's so very popular so I must be missing the attraction.
Then again, it could be a hula hoop. Two or three more years will probably determine where it's at. In 2005, it seemed like MySpace would be a dominant resource and so many people who used to be on MySpace no longer are.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"