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31 January 2010
2010: A Space Odyssey (cartoon)
Jan 31, 2010 5:15:00 AM
Economics + Business
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The KSM Trial: If Not Manhattan, Where?
Turns out the Southern District of New York includes much more than just Manhattan, so while moving the trial might be a political setback for the Administration, it is easily overcome. The NY Times (also see The New American "cult of selfishness ... the sour, us-first mood that’s settled over the country"):Since November, the administration had been preparing to move the highest-profile Guantánamo prisoners — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four accomplices accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — to Manhattan for a federal criminal trial. But overwhelming opposition from New York politicians concerned about costs, disruptions and security now has the Justice Department scrambling to come up with a Plan B, even as Congress threatens to block money to pay for a criminal 9/11 trial altogether. That could force the administration to revive the very option that the president and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. had rejected:...
Utah Lawmakers Won't Ban Discrimination Against Gays; Instead They'll Study It For A Year
And it is apparently a good thing, according to this NY Times report: Utah lawmakers will not consider a law that would ban discrimination against gay men and lesbians in the workplace and in housing, and will instead spend the next year studying the issue, key lawmakers said Friday. In exchange, opponents of gay-rights legislation will drop any effort to prevent local governments from passing their own nondiscrimination laws this legislative session. Gay-rights advocates had hoped to build on recent momentum created by the Salt Lake City Council, which passed nondiscrimination ordinances last year. Those ordinances passed after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would support the measures. In Utah, few law changes occur if the church disapproves. More than 80 percent of state lawmakers are Mormon, including Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican. Mr. Herbert has said he disapproves of discriminating against gay men and lesbians,...
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The More Dependent on the Government You Are, the More You Want to Cut It!
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