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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Where to start...

it rained a bit last night and this morning is cool, still and fresh... the sun isn't up yet and the light is still such that it's hard to tell whether it's clear or overcast... as i scan this morning's headlines, i search in vain for good news... it's the same every morning - a litany of gloom - and even the glimmer of good news is clouded by the bad news underneath...

from the nyt alone...

The legislation makes permanent most of the original 2001 law's major provisions, which had been set to expire March 16.

As the Senate looks at changes in lobbying laws, some lawmakers say using companies' planes is necessary in modern politics.

A deal with the White House would impose oversight on domestic spying but avoids the full committee inquiry sought by Democrats.

He said the United Nations Security Council would "impose
meaningful consequences" on Iran if it proceeded with uranium enrichment.

Defying President Bush, the lawmakers said they would take action to scuttle a Dubai firm's deal before a 45-day review is over.

Many tutoring companies, competing for money from the federal No Child Left Behind law, engaged in questionable practices to woo New York City principals, a report said.

Far too many prisoners at Guantánamo Bay seem to be innocents or lowly foot soldiers simply caught up in the whirlwind after 9/11.

and this particularly gloomy item from the wapo...

Former House Majority Leader Easily Beats Three Challengers

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