Monday, September 08, 2008

monday reads

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan from US and NATO airstrikes nearly tripled from 2006 to 2007, with recent deadly airstrikes exacerbating the problem and fuelling a public backlash, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The report also condemns the Taliban’s use of “human shields” in violation of the laws of war.

The United States government last night announced the biggest financial bailout in the country's history, as it took the troubled American mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae into temporary public ownership to save them from collapse.

Paul Krugman: So yes, the Fannie-Freddie rescue was a good thing. But it takes place in the context of a broader economic struggle — a struggle we seem to be losing.

George Friedman: Georgia and the Balance of Power

A Tiger's Tale


Sept. 8, 1966: Liftoff for the Starship Enterprise

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