Monday, June 02, 2008

monday reads

Tom Engelhardt - Presidential Bloodlust; The Movie-Made War World of George W. Bush

The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.

Sibel Edmonds Case: Dennis Hastert to receive payoffs for 'services rendered'

A bomb went off outside the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital today killing four people and wounding 14, police and a hospital official said.

Obama flips the flip-flopper narrative

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the cost of driving rises faster above 60 mph — adding nearly 20 cents per gallon for each additional 5 mph. The Alliance to Save Energy, in Washington, estimates that restricting speeds to 55 mph could reduce the use of oil imported from the Persian Gulf by up to 20 percent a day.

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