Motes and beams.
Nothing ever changes.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s program of surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration’s effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed counterterrorism policies of former President George W. Bush…
The ruling delivered a blow to the Bush administration’s claims that its [...]
The Navy sends one:
The United States test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads during a joint military exercise Wednesday with Saudi Arabia, a Western military official said.
The Trident missile launch was carried out in the kingdom, the official said, but he would not give a precise location. He spoke [...]
An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist has defected to the West, according to ABC:
Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. He worked at Tehran’s Malek Ashtar University, which is closely connected to Iran’s Revolutionary [...]
Our president is caught up in the eternal tension between the two, according to Shelby Steele:
(Health care reform) was a chance for Mr. Obama not just to be a part of history but to make history. Here he could have an achievement commensurate with his own historical significance. To have left off health [...]
In the bitter struggle with CNN for distant second to Fox News, MSNBC finds Keith Olbermann a liability:
MSNBC continues its dominance of CNN during prime time as the 2nd place cable news outlet, while CNN remains ahead during dayside hours (with Fox News dominating in 1st place in both categories).
But a strange [...]