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Playing Army

May 3, 2005 - Definitely check out this piece by Jon Elliston in the Asheville Mountain XPress. The U.S. Army, it seems, has been using civilian areas of cities for secret urban warfare training at night, one recent example being a stealthy assault on Buncombe County Jail in Asheville, N.C.

It's Back

May 3, 2005 - The Gulf "Dead Zone," an oxygen-starved region in the Gulf of Mexico that recurs annually, has appeared early this year, and could be growing.

Taking the Fall

May 3, 2005 - Today, Rep. Henry Waxman's Committee on Government Reform (Minority Office) draws attention to a recent GAO study critiquing the administration's use of Virginia-based contractor CACI International to interrogate prisoners in Iraq.

Hide the Silverware

May 3, 2005 - I love this headline from the Clarion-Ledger: "Police brace for visit by Bush." He's talking about traffic snarls, but when Rankin County Sheriff Ronnie Pennington says "It will be a mess," he could mean the President's

Barbour for President?

May 2, 2005 - Political Wire passes along a story from the New York Sun that a "small but influential group of GOP insiders" are urging Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) "to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2008." Apparently, the pro-Barbour chatter is on the rise.