Monday, May 30, 2011

Ex-Minister: 'Grave Damage' To Pakistan's Ethos

Former Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that U.S. accusations against his country after the death of Osama bin Laden have changed its psyche. He says Pakistanis are the victims of homegrown terrorism, giving them ample room for introspection.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/136776926/ex-minister-grave-damage-to-pakistans-ethos?ft=1&f=1004

Bonner, Jo Bono Mack, Mary Boozman, John Bordallo, Madeleine Z. Boren, Dan

To Make A Memorable Meal, Start With A Memory

It's easy enough to make a meal delicious, but how do you make it memorable? A supper club called Sensorium set out to do just that, using a little memory science to engage all the senses in the service of the palate.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/136713087/to-make-a-memorable-meal-start-with-a-memory?ft=1&f=1007

Hall, John J. Hall, Ralph M. Halvorson, Deborah L. Hare, Phil Harman, Jane

Three Rapid Reads For The Impatient Intellectual

Short story month is just about over, but take heed: if diving into the latest bestseller seems too daunting, the short story could be the form of fiction for you. Atlantic writer and producer Miriam Krule suggests three collections that are complex and nuanced despite their brevity ? and perfect for your morning commute.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/133810492/three-rapid-reads-for-the-impatient-intellectual?ft=1&f=1057

Critz, Mark S. Crowley, Joseph Cuellar, Henry Culberson, John Abney Cummings, Elijah E.

Rand Paul, Tea Party Ask: What About Privacy?

The freshman senator from Kentucky emerged this week as the prominent voice against Patriot Act surveillance provisions. He battled leaders of both parties to consider the impact of the measure on Americans' privacy.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136722456/rand-paul-tea-party-ask-what-about-privacy?ft=1&f=1014

Carson, André Carter, John R. Cassidy, Bill Castle, Michael N. Castor, Kathy

Report: Obama picks Army general to take over the Joint Chiefs (Houston Chronicle)

President Barack Obama is expected to introduce Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as
his choice to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a Rose Garden announcement
Monday.



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DeGette, Diana Delahunt, Bill DeLauro, Rosa L. Dent, Charles W. Deutch, Theodore E.

Change Appears Inevitable In Syria, Analysts Say

A U.N. resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on protesters faces diplomatic challenges, and the U.S. is considered unlikely to intervene militarily. Still, Syrian experts believe President Bashar Assad's loss of credibility will ultimately cause him to relinquish power.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/136727264/change-appears-inevitable-in-syria-analysts-say?ft=1&f=1004

Castle, Michael N. Castor, Kathy Chaffetz, Jason Chandler, Ben Childers, Travis W.

Early Morning Open Thread: Gresham Wept (Balloon-juice.com)

Unlike Mr. 'Every Boomer Nerdgirl's First Crush', the Guardian reports that
China uses prisoners for WoW goldfarming: As a prisoner at the Jixi labour
camp, Liu Dali would slog through tough days breaking rocks and digging
trenches in the open cast coalmines of north-east China. By night, he would
slay demons, battle goblins and cast [...]


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Courtney, Joe Crenshaw, Ander Critz, Mark S. Crowley, Joseph Cuellar, Henry

Honor the War Dead - and Those Who Return

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/05/29/honor_the_war_dead_-_and_those_who_return_256307.html

Blunt, Roy Boccieri, John A. Boehner, John A. Bonner, Jo Bono Mack, Mary

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A World of Financial Ruin

Conrad Black, National Post
Canada.com Networknationalpost.comfinancialpost.comToday's PaperDeliveryContactDigital Paper National Post HomemoreMost PopularToday's Paper & ArchivePodcastsNewslettersDigital PaperHome DeliveryAdvertise with usRaise A ReaderLayton's hidden agendaDancer's descendantsHarper vows to extend Libya missionSaturday Interview: 'I will not stop speaking the truth'Robert Fulford: How the mighty Liberals have fallenHudak reveals key details of PC platform at conventionBusinessmoreNewsOpinionMarketsInvestingPersonal FinanceTech DeskLegal...

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/05/29/a_world_of_financial_ruin_256305.html

Hoyer, Steny H. Hunter, Duncan Inglis, Bob Inslee, Jay Israel, Steve

House GOP Proposes Privatizing Northeast Amtrak Corridor

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/05/27/house_gop_proposes_privatizing_northeast_amtrak_corridor_256232.html

Becerra, Xavier Berkley, Shelley Berman, Howard L. Berry, Marion Biggert, Judy

Mladic's Arrest Rankles Serbia Yet Offers Opportunity

The former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic was arrested in Serbia this past week. He is wanted by an international tribunal in Yugoslavia for genocide and war crimes, and he could be extradited to face trial in The Hague as soon as Monday. His arrest, after a 16-year man hunt, is unpopular with Serb nationalists, but it removes a major obstacle to Serbia starting the process of joining the European Union. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us from Belgrade.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/29/136765585/mladics-arrest-rankles-but-offers-serbia-opportunity?ft=1&f=1004

Emerson, Jo Ann Engel, Eliot L. Eshoo, Anna G. Etheridge, Bob Faleomavaega, Eni F. H.

Passive in the Senate

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/05/29/passive_in_the_senate_256295.html

Christensen, Donna M. Chu, Judy Clarke, Yvette D. Clay, Wm. Lacy Cleaver, Emanuel

The Nation: Senate Republicans Say 'No' To Ryan Plan

Paul Ryan's Medicare plan didn't make it past the Senate but it wasn't just Democrats blocking the legislation: Five Republicans voted no. John Nichols of The Nation explains why some Republicans agree that Ryan's proposal hurts senior citizens.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/26/136676794/the-nation-senate-republicans-say-no-to-ryan-plan?ft=1&f=1057

Adler, John H. Akin, W. Todd Alexander, Rodney Altmire, Jason Andrews, Robert E.

Campaign-like Palin Bus Tour Missing in Action (ABC News)

Many in the media couldn't even find the One Nation bus Sunday morning.




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Castor, Kathy Chaffetz, Jason Chandler, Ben Childers, Travis W. Christensen, Donna M.

Kurt Vonnegut Turns Cinderella Into An Equation

Some people look at a sunset and see a sun setting. Others see the patterns of the sun rays, and everything around it ? they are pattern addicts; they can't stop finding the abstract in the particular.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/26/136578241/kurt-vonnegut-turns-cinderella-into-an-equation?ft=1&f=1057

Crowley, Joseph Cuellar, Henry Culberson, John Abney Cummings, Elijah E. Dahlkemper, Kathleen A.

Family History: The General, His Sisters And Me

Gen. Vang Pao, an exiled leader from the Hmong hill tribe in communist Laos, was a CIA ally during the Vietnam War. Now, shortly after his death and six-day funeral in California, NPR's Doualy Xaykaothao ? Vang Pao's grandniece ? is delving into her family history. Who was Vang Pao, and what stories can his surviving sisters share?

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/133664172/family-history-the-general-his-sisters-and-me?ft=1&f=1057

Brown, Corrine Brown, Henry E. Jr. Brown-Waite, Ginny Buchanan, Vern Burgess, Michael C.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Republic: US Should Assist Iraq's Energy Sector

Instability in the Middle East doesn't help the U.S. energy crisis. Michael Makovsky of The New Republic recommends assisting foreign countries, specifically Iraq, in strengthening their energy sector.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136711982/new-republic-us-should-assist-iraqs-energy-sector?ft=1&f=1057

Braley, Bruce L. Bright, Bobby Broun, Paul C. Brown, Corrine Brown, Henry E. Jr.

Foreign Policy: World Leaders Need To Share Power

Amid financial mess and scandalous controversy leaders of the World Bank and the IMF insist power must stay in the hands of European and American leaders. David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy suggests that those countries let someone else take the reigns.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136710656/foreign-policy-world-leaders-need-to-share-power?ft=1&f=1057

Cantor, Eric Cao, Anh \\\"Joseph\\\'\\\' Capito, Shelley Moore Capps, Lois Capuano, Michael E.

New Republic: US Should Assist Iraq's Energy Sector

Instability in the Middle East doesn't help the U.S. energy crisis. Michael Makovsky of The New Republic recommends assisting foreign countries, specifically Iraq, in strengthening their energy sector.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136711982/new-republic-us-should-assist-iraqs-energy-sector?ft=1&f=1057

Doyle, Michael F. Dreier, David Driehaus, Steve Duncan, John J. Jr. Edwards, Chet

Buzz Kill: Federal Warnings Hit Medical Pot Boom

From California to Arizona, Colorado to Maine, states across the country are legalizing the sale of medicinal marijuana. Recent warnings from U.S. attorneys, however, are making local governments rethink their plans.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/28/136726993/buzz-kill-federal-warnings-hit-medical-pot-boom?ft=1&f=1003

Bilirakis, Gus M. Bishop, Rob Bishop, Sanford D. Jr. Bishop, Timothy H. Blackburn, Marsha