Monthly Archives: December 2005

From the Chicago Tribune

Judging the case for warPublished December 28, 2005Did President Bush intentionally mislead this nation and its allies into war? Or is it his critics who have misled Americans, recasting history to discredit him and his policies? If your responses are … Continue reading

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Is the NSA Spying Legal?

FISA vs. the Constitution Congress can’t usurp the president’s power to spy on America’s enemies. In the continuing saga of the surveillance “scandal,” with some congressional Democrats denouncing President Bush as a lawbreaker and even suggesting that impeachment hearings may … Continue reading

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Great Article to Summarize 2005

The Big Story of 2005 (Someone Tell The New York Times)By Austin BayIn December 2004, I wrote a column that led with this line: “Mark it on your calendar: Next month, the Arab Middle East will revolt.” The column placed … Continue reading

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5th Year at War

No one seems to have noticed this is our fifth Christmas at warBy Matthew d’AnconaIn case you’d forgotten, we’re still at war. In the weeks leading up to this year’s Labour conference, Tony Blair and his team debated how much … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Has Eye Out for Dirty Bomb

Colorado Springs Has Eye Out for Dirty Bomb·It is preparing what appears to be the first citywide radiation monitoring in the U.S.By Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff WriterCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Once content to worry about traffic flow and stoplight coordination, … Continue reading

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Do Not Give Up on Iraq Sucess

WASHINGTON — President Bush made a prime-time appeal Sunday for renewed support for the Iraq war, while warning that last week’s elections there “will not mean the end of violence.” The president spoke from the Oval Office, where in March, … Continue reading

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Palestinian Gunmen Kidnap Two Teachers

Palestinian gunmen abducted a Dutch school principal and his Australian deputy Wednesday as they drove to work at a private American school north of Gaza City, witnesses and security officials said. The armed men stopped the foreigners’ blue Honda Civic … Continue reading

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Border Security

DHS LOOKS TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO SECURE BORDERS Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff said DHS plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles, the next generation of sensors and a host of other new technologies to better secure the borders. http://www.gcn.com/24_34/news/37739-1.html … Continue reading

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TOPOFF EXERCISE

TOPOFF EXERCISE WOULD BENEFIT FROM BETTER INFORMATION SHARING: IG A new report from the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls for IT systems that can track and share data among government agencies and the private sector.http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/37800-1.html It’s Not Us…It’s Them!

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Snow Storm in North Dakota

THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT  North Dakota News This text is from a county emergency manager out in thewestern part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.     WEATHER BULLETIN Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a Historic … Continue reading

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