Sunday, October 09, 2011

Bits and Pieces - October 9, 2011

The Obama administration tells us, indirectly, what its legal basis was for killing American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. And what happens when everyone has drones?

The other article everyone's linking to today: Ezra Klein on what President Obama might have done about the finanacial crisis. Bottom line: not much more than what he did. Politics and a frightened electorate are real. His colleague at the WaPo, Steven Perlstein, provides a complementary piece that extends the argument to the Occupy movement. Read 'em both!

The New York Times editorial board, after a bunch of really negative reportorial content, comes around on the Occupy movement.

An attempt is being made to lessen the marketing of unhealthy foods to children.

This week will mark twenty-five years since President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev almost agreed on eliminating nuclear weapons by the year 2000 in Reykjavik, Iceland. You will be hearing a lot more about it, from organizations and from me. Stay tuned.

Update: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and Professor Derrick Bell also died this week.

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