Friday, December 11, 2009

Short Takes

The spy game: “Former guards with Blackwater Worldwide said that their involvement in the operations blurred the lines supposedly dividing the Central Intelligence Agency, the military and the private security company.”

Talks between the U.S. and North Korea went well.

Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman have a plan for reducing carbon emissions.

Five Americans were caught in Pakistan trying to join the Taliban.

Speaker Pelosi could be persuaded to accept the Senate version of the healthcare bill.

Turning TARP funds over to small business could help.

New Jersey puts marriage equality bill on hold.

Marco Rubio and cap-and-trade: he was for it before he was against it.

Editor & Publisher stops the presses after 125 years.

R.I.P. Gene Barry — suave star of Bat Masterson and Burke’s Law was 90.