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OLF Grounded

February 19, 2005 - Apparently, in the past few days Michael Jordan, Clay Aiken, and other NC celebrities led a surprise "Stop the War Machine" campaign and brought the Navy's OLF plans to a screeching halt.

The Costs of War

February 18, 2005 - Now online: this week's edition of the email newsletter Facing South, featuring news around the region; columnist Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on "tort reform;" and the always-popular Institute Index:

Abu Ghraib Everywhere

February 17, 2005 - Laura LaFay, writing in the latest Southern Exposure, draws a revealing parallel between the Abu Ghraib scandals and similar abuses in Southern prison

Caution: War Profiteers at Work

February 17, 2005 - Tuesday's accusations by ex-employees of Custer Battles, an upstart Virginia company hired to do "security" work in Iraq, have been getting some media play, but not enough. From MSNBC news: