First, to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi: You're either with us or you're with the torturers. I thought God was clear on this "torture debate," folks. Apparently not. Fresh news cycles of "Is Waterboarding Torture?" are upon us. Brad Jacobson of MediaBloodhound here - and if this disturbing debate makes you madder than a neocon spotting a baby's smile, pull up a chair:
No money in the cure...or the prevention: "The Checklist" saves lives but Big Pharma can't profit from it. (If you're unfamiliar with Collateral News, this and this are two more examples of its exceptional reporting - it's what 60 Minutes should be.)
"Three Against a Thousand": The arrested development roots of neocon foreign policy.
Dana Perino as Bud Abbott. The White House press corps as Lou Costello. In the modern-day retelling of "Who's on First?"
The animated story of Mormonism that's received over half a million hits on YouTube. It reminds me of this less creepy, satirical take. (Disclaimer: I'm no scholar on Mormonism, yet I'm fairly sure it's not the only religion that incorporates myth and metaphor and demands blind faith.)
Honoring the memory of James Baldwin: "I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." A courageous, brilliant, gentle soul.
The End. For today. Send those post suggestions to mediabloodhound (at) yahoo (dot) com.