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MONDAY, CAN’T TRUST THAT DAY
Krugman: "America Goes Dark." Literally, as towns turns off street lights (and other services) amid budget crunch. Conclusion: "America is now on the unlit, unpaved road to nowhere."
New D.C. site TBD.com led by former Wash Post online chief Jim Brady to launch today.
My new piece: shocking story on press censorship & how truth about Nagasaki bombing was censored 65 yearrs ago…. Amazing animation / map by Japanese artist of every nuclear bomb or test explosion from 1945 to 1998. Note how the, ahem, pace really picks up and surprising number of French tests. Article here by Amy Davidson of The New Yorker.
Roger Ebert tweets: "Lindsey Graham: Threats so scary they trump the 14th amendment. Me: Lindsey Graham so scary he trumps the Constitution."
Double hit: Global warming heats up nuclear power industry.
Spencer Ackerman: U.S. "super-sizes" Afghan base even as upcoming withdrawal claimed.
WON’T PUT MONEY WHERE MOUTHS ARE Tea Party now getting strapped for cash, thank god, for variety of reasons.
DON DRAPER MEETS DYLAN Welcome to the mid-’60s. Mad Men last night has references to student sit-in at Berkeley, abortions, pot is smoked and more. There was a Bob Dylan reference, too. In the next episode, Don Draper runs into Bob Dylan in that club, tells him, "Man, if you wanna sell records, pick up electric guitar."