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NYT: The case of the grisly US soldier "kill team" in Afghan the worst in our history there and in Iraq….When will it end? US apologizes for killing a kid in weekend Afghan raid and studies deaths of civilians in 2nd raid…Steve Coll in The New Yorker on Woodward, Obama and Afghanistan.
The Economist: Drones and democracy—Unmanned aerial vehicles are changing the democracy that uses them
Good David Carr column on alleged "generational divide" over The Social Network. Odd, my son and I both loved it…. What would all the Zuckerberg defenders trashing The Social Network be saying now if users hadn’t overturned his anti-privacy policies?…. Expert analysis of what’s true, what’s fake, in The Social Network… Should he be called "Luckerberg"? Ezra Klein’s take on Zuckerberg and a world of "simultaneous invention."
Revealing Wash Post package on life-altering brain injuries as soldiers come back from war.
Gabe Sherman’s New York mag cover story on cable news wars, Fox the target, with lively Maddow quotes. Story touts "The loud, cartoonish blood sport that’s engorged MSNBC, exhausted CNN — and is making our body politic delirious…." Rush Limbaugh’s musical turn on Family Guy and visit to Republican Town.