Global Affairs, Sept. 30, 2010

ECUADOR: Police, military go on strike, President claims attempted coup d’├ętat (By Mercedes Alavaro and Robert Kozak, The Wall Street Journal)

AFRICA: UN report to accuse Rwanda Army of DRC massacres (Radio France Internationale)

RUSSIA: Private company plans space hotel to greet tourists (Associated Press)

BRITAIN: British scientists prove ADHD is ‘passed on through the genes’ (by Huw Borland, Sky News)

IRAN: Iranian youth resistance mirrored in music underground (by Airis Mehregan, PBS FRONTLINE)

AFGHANISTAN: World’s largest poppy crop down by 48% this year thanks to plant disease (Al Jazeera)

PAKISTAN: Army closes border crossing after NATO helicopter kills three soldiers (by Alex Rodriguez and Laura King, Los Angeles Times)

CHINA: ‘Stuxnet’ infrastructure cyber-worm spreading rapidly across country (Agence France-Presse)


National News, Sept. 30, 2010

CALIFORNIA: Republican candidate for governor lied about hiring illegal immigrant (by Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle)

PENNSYLVANIA: Judge in Intercourse, Pa. handed out condoms in acorns at state capitol (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Rahm leaving White House on Friday, to be replaced by Pete Rouse (by Michael D. Shear and Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times)

NEW YORK: Candidate for governor threatened to ‘take out’ reporter (by Michael Caderone, The Upshot)

FOREIGN POLICY: US kills British national in drone airstrike (by Richard-Norton Taylor, The Guardian)

DOMESTIC TERRORISM: Holocaust museum had senior White House official in his sights (Raw Story)

POLITICS: Democrats bargain with GOP, agree to block Obama’s recess appointments (by Alexander Bolton, The Hill)

ANALYSIS: US blacklists Iranian torturers while American offenders remain unpunished (by Glenn Greenwald, Salon)

So I get this email from mom…

(Or: My response to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s campaign letter, Re: the Bush tax cuts)

A copy+paste of what showed up in my inbox is appropriate here, just so you get the proper context.

Thanks mom. I’m glad I got to reply to this in front of your friends. ;OD

Please give this letter some thought before you vote.


—– Forwarded Message —-

— On Mon, 9/27/10, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison wrote:

From: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Subject: Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
To: […]
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010, 2:33 PM Continue reading