Clark Kent Ervin, director of the Homeland Security Initiative at the Aspen Institute, opines that as the United States hardens its anti-terrorists measures for certain types of attacks, the terrorists will switch their attention to “softer” targets. An excerpt from the May 7 Washington Post commentary: In America, the few security guards working at soft [...]
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Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby cites an Atlantic Monthly article by Jonathan Rauch that examines the neo-con theory that to shrink the size of government, one has to cut taxes. Actually, a Cato Institute economist has found quite the opposite. An excerpt: Well, now it has been discredited. Rauch cites William Niskanen, an economist who [...]
It's all relative, I suppose: “Cheap” in the Washington Post's world is under $200 US per night. However, this travel interactive also links to info about bed-and-breakfasts in Brooklyn and accomodations right across the Hudson River in New Jersey.
This Washington Post story talks about the difficulties faces by artists of all stripes when working in the unstable environment of Africa. An excerpt: N'DJAMENA, Chad — At first light, a film crew was shooting a scene for “Dry Season,” a Chadian filmmaker's soulful tale of war and redemption, when gunfire rang out. The camera [...]
C-Span, trying to sell video of Stephen Colbert sniping at Dubya during last week's White House Correspondents' Dinner, was mightily annoyed that ifilm.com and youtube.com had free clips up of that very same speech. An excerpt of the NYT story: “We have had other hot — I hate to use that word — videos that generated a [...]