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Rogue Nations

March 16, 2005 - Over at Political Animal, substitute blogger Blad Plumer caught some flack yesterday for his hand-wringing about "rogue nations," and the possibility that "they" may get their dangerous hands on the bomb thanks to Bush's attempts to undermine the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Administration Concealed Halliburton Overcharges

March 15, 2005 - A quick update on the latest Halliburton scandal that we reported yesterday.As you may recall, news came out that the Houston-based contractor overcharged the Pentagon $108 million for a single task order in their contract to operate Iraq's oil infrastructure.

CEOs Face the Music

March 15, 2005 - Bernard Ebbers, ex-CEO of WorldCom (now MCI), was just found guilty on all counts for his role in causing the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, costing investors billions and workers their jobs. (The company, now located in northern Virginia, was based in Mississippi when the accounting scandals broke.) Hear all the pathos captured in "The Day WorldCom Died."

Nuclear Country

March 15, 2005 - The New York Times has a fascinating short piece in today's Science section about a largely overlooked and very specialized genre of music: country songs written about the atom bomb after World War II.