Thursday, September 11, 2008

If you don't have time to READ the paper, how about letting SLATE do it for you?

today's papers
Daniel PolitiPosted Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at 6:44 AM ET
Moving from one War to the NEXT one this week.
The New York Times leads with word that President Bush signed classified orders in July giving U.S. Special Operations forces permission to carry out ground operations inside Pakistan's border without approval from the Pakistani government. This marks an important shift for an administration that has repeatedly tried to work with the Pakistani government to target militants in its tribal regions, and only came about after months of discussions between U.S. officials.
There is something Wild Going on in Interior Department.
The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox lead with an Interior Department investigation that found "a culture of ethical failure" at the agency that is in charge of collecting billions of dollars worth of royalties from oil and gas companies.

Hey, it was only OUR money that they were using to buy the drugs and sex with, when the Oil Companies were not paying for them... we don't four more years of this type of Republican Scandel!

USA Today leads with news that all air cargo will now be scanned for radiation at airports across the country. The 9/11 Commission had identified the lack of scanning as a clear vulnerability, even though no one knows of any information that would lead officials to think that terrorists are planning to smuggle radioactive material using planes. Some complained the program is nothing but a huge waste of money that could easily slow down commerce.

How about all those containers from China?

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Daniel Politi writes "Today's Papers" for Slate. He can be reached at

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