Pelosi calls for grand jury to investigate key Bush staffers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Justice Department on Thursday to open a grand jury investigation into whether President Bush’s chief of staff and former counsel should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress. read more | digg story

McCain Breaks Law…That He Wrote

Tomorrow morning the Democratic National Committee will file a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission against John McCain. Why? In the words of DNC Chair Howard Dean: “We want John McCain to obey the law with his own name on it.” read more | digg story

Awesome picture of lunar eclipse.

2008-02-21 ~ Moon watchers blessed with clear skies over the Americas, Europe, Africa and western Asia enjoyed a total lunar eclipse this week. Catching eclipsed moonlight, astroimager Jerry Lodriguss offers this view of the inspiring celestial event with the shadowed Moon accompanied by wandering planet Saturn at the left, and bright Regulus, alpha star of […]

A Comparative Study of Internet Censorship

Using data from the Global Integrity Index, we put a US court’s recent order to block access to anti-corruption site into context. In summary: This is unheard of in the West, and has only been seen in a handful of the most repressive regimes. Good thing it doesn’t work very well… read more | […]

Fidel Castro Announces Retirement

Cuba’s ailing leader, Fidel Castro has announced he will not return to the presidency in a letter published by official Communist Party paper, Granma. read more | digg story.

Dallas Morning News breaks US MSM silence on Sibel Edmonds

The Dallas Morning news published an adapted version of a longer article by former CIA officer Philip Giraldi- commenting on Sibel Edmonds’ case and the failure of the US mainstream media to cover the news that FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, “the most gagged person in US history” according to the ACLU, is now risking prison […]

Majestic View of a Spectacular Sunset Over the Pacific Ocean

Photographed from the International Space Station (Expedition 7) on July 21st, 2003. Many other great photos and images from the space station as well. read more | digg story

CIA Chief Hayden Names 3 Subjected To Waterboarding In Senate Hearing

The CIA director on Tuesday publicly named for the first time the three suspected al Qaeda detainees who were subjected to the harsh interrogation technique of waterboarding. “It was used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It was used on Abu Zubayda, and it was used on [Abd al-Rahim] al-Nashiri,” CIA Director Michael Hayden told a Senate […]

100 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups

I didn’t know I could find a public toilet with a Google Maps… Pretty cool, and that’s only number eleven. read more |

Open access for all: prime 700MHz Block C hits reserve price

The FCC’s 700MHz spectrum auction hit an important milestone today as bidding on a nationwide license with open access requirements passed the reserve price of $4.638 billion. So far, total bids have exceeded the FCC’s $10.3 billion minimum. read more | digg story