Friday, May 16, 2008

friday reads

The United Nations said Friday that severe restrictions by Myanmar's military junta have left aid agencies largely in the dark about the extent of survivors' suffering, two weeks after a killer cyclone left up to 2.5 million people destitute.

China's president, Hu Jintao, has arrived in the earthquake-stricken province of Sichuan as authorities step up recovery efforts, accepting foreign help for the first time amid fears of a much higher body count.

QOTD: "We're closing in on Rove. Someone's got to kick his ass."

Iraq Veterans Against The War's effort to document what it considers systemic abuses in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars took a major step forward Thursday as five Iraq veterans related their firsthand experiences to members of Congress.

The California Supreme Court strikes down marriage ban.

Naomi Klein: China's All-Seeing Eye

Brandon Friedman: What's the Deal with the VA, Secretary Peake?

Dan Froomkin: Bush Cries Alone

Retail gas prices hit record highs for the ninth day in a row.

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