Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Short Takes

Slim Margin — Stimulus plan clears the Senate cloture vote 61-36, which means it will pass.

Still “Vast”
— Education spending gets cut in the stimulus plan but still there’s a lot in it. For now.

Still Secret — The Obama administration retains Bush-era state secrets policy. This is not being well-received by civil libertarians, including Hilzoy and Glenn Greenwald.

Wildfires in Australia are called a crime scene.

Drugs Block HIV in monkeys. A glimmer of hope?

A-Roid — Alex Rodriguez fesses up.