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March 6, 2007
That's former TNR Managing Editor Jeremy Kahn standing atop $23 million at the Baghdad airport in 2003. You can read his take on how the Treasury Department blew through billions of dollars in hard cash at TNR Online.
Flipping through a Hill daybook, I noticed an event I'm pretty jazzed about already: Thursday's joint House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees hearing on "Paralyzed, Jewish, and Blinded Veterans."
Finding a way to get in on the Week of Walter Reed knows no limits.
P.S.: If that doesn't interest you, check out Reps. Ed Markey and Fred Upton's news conference tomorrow at 11:30 on the "ample energy and cost-saving benefits" to occur when we spring forward one hour on March 11.
Best local news story ever:
The man who was tied up, stabbed several times during sex, and watched as the woman he was with drank his blood is speaking only to ABC15.
Yes, but how long until he blogs about it?
March 5, 2007
Vladimir Putin has just chosen Ramzan Kadyrov as the new president of Chechnya. Kadyrov and his associates are some of the prime suspects in the death of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya last year, and Kadyrov's forces have been accused of serious and sustained human rights abuses.
The New York Times Magazine yesterday had a feature about the proliferation of sex magazines on college campuses, like H Bomb at Harvard, Outlet at Columbia, and Boink at Boston University--the only one of the bunch to proudly call itself porn. Basically, the magazines all feature stripped down co-eds, product reviews, racy columns, and fiction that would make Anais Nin gag.
Over at The Corner, Kathryn Jean-Lopez has taken a (hopefully brief) break from slobbering all over Mitt Romney. Why, you ask? Well, Barack Obama gave a speech to AIPAC the other day, and Lopez is suspicious of whether the Illinois senator actually supports Israel (whatever her definition of support may be).