Archive for June, 2005
A new technology that combines Google Maps and the casualty count from the Iraq War provides a unique perspective.
The Supreme Court ruled that Matthew Cooper could be held in contempt for not revealing his source(s), so Time throws in the towel.
16 America security contractors were detained by Marines at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. They say they were abused. The AP has the story.
This is good, right, what the House did today? The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision on Thursday designed to bar government agencies for one year from hiring journalists and public-relations firms to secretly tout policies as news. [Emphasis added.] Wait a minute, this seems like a good idea. Why only one year? Because […]
Holy cow! eBay… “…is now nearly 10 years old, employs 9,000 workers, serves 135 million customers, and is currently looking at a year where 1.8 billion items offered for sale are expected to produce $4.2 billion in fees.” And apparently CNBC is going to air a documentary about the company. PopMatters: The eBay Effect: Inside […]
Even with the prospect of a takeover bid of $18.5 billion from a Chinese state-controlled oil company.. Shareholders of oil and gas company Unocal Corp. will vote Aug. 10 on a proposed merger with Chevron Corp. valued at approximately $16.6 billion.. Associated Press: Unocal to vote on Chevron merger proposal Hey, what’s $1.9 billion among […]
After months of partisan bickering over staffing issues there seems to be some movement within the House Ethics Committee.. In a statement, [Representative Alan] Mollohan [D-WV] said, “I am pleased to report that we reached an agreement in principle that the person ultimately hired as the committee’s chief counsel-staff director would be in charge of […]
Washington DC was again invaded by a small prop driven airplane tonight. The President was valiantly relocated. Rudely interrupted in the throes of voting, Congress too was evacuated. Pedestrians on Pennsylvania Avenue were hurried along by anxious “agents.” The onslaught lasted for an excruciating ten minutes before the “all-clear” was given. This was the latest […]