Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, collected from around the Internet. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Big news: “George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’“, The Times, 9 April 2010
- “Kissinger’s 1976 Cable Sheds More Light on ‘Operation Condor’“, Politics Daily, 10 April 2010 — Political assassinations done in the US.
- Another shockwave to worry about: “Scientists Explore Origins of ‘Supervolcanoes’ on the Sea Floor“, National Science Foundation, 9 APril 2010 — How much should we spend to study and mitigate this threat?
- “Tax Day and America’s Wars – What the Mayor of One Community Hard Hit by War Spending Is Doing“, Jo Comerford, TomDispatch, 11 April 2010
- “A Greek bail-out at last but no real solution“, Wolfgang Münchau, Financial Times, 11 April 2010
- Debating libertaians: “Adventures in Libertarian Blind Spots“, John Holbo, Crooked Timber, 11 April 2010 (follow-up here). — Confronting people’s dreams is come combination of messy, necessary, useless.
- A liberal’s view of vouchers: “The Milwaukee Voucher Failure“, Matthew Yglesias, ThinkProgress, 12 April 2010 — Similar academic results, higher parental satisfaction, at less cost.
- “Dangerous DNA: The truth about the ‘warrior gene’“, New Scientist, 12 April 2010
(9) Evidence of an imbalanced economy
From a report by David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff, 12 April 2010. There are ten business sectors. Why does finance dominate the others in America? Is this the foundation for a great nation?
(10) Today’s factoid
I trust my local painter, but don’t have my house painted more often because of that: see this from Gallup (although he’d like it), 24 June 2009 about the percent of Americans having high confidence in the US military:
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