March 9, 2007

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Show Summary: Locking out reporters at Gitmo, the (not so) final verdict on Libby, and Captain America is no more.

Court of Private Opinion

Military hearings are underway for 14 high-value terror suspects at Gitmo. But that doesn’t mean we’ll be hearing their stories – reporters are banned from the proceedings. The Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg describes “combatant status review tribunals,” one of the sole sources of information ...


Blood Stains

When Rep. John Murtha proposed new limits on the deployment of troops to Iraq, his plan was criticized by Republicans and their media allies as a ”slow bleed strategy.” It turns out that phrase wasn’t the spawn of politicians, but of a prominent


Pants on Fire

The jury’s verdict is in – Scooter Libby is guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. And yet still, editorialists have found plenty of room for dispute in what it all means. The Nation’s David Corn and the New York Sun's Josh Gerstein analyze the spin.


Down and Out

For 18 days in 1972, Thomas Eagleton, who died this week, was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate. Clark Hoyt was the cub reporter who abruptly ended his bid for office. Hoyt reflects on journalistic responsibility and regret.


Good Day, Sunshine

If you’re wondering what your Congressperson has been up to lately, you can spend hours poring over hard-to-find government databases. Or you can visit a brand new website, where it’s all in one place. Sunlight Foundation technology advisor Micah Sifry unveils

Further Reading:



Listeners respond to last week's story about whether wireless carriers are holding cell phone technology hostage.

Further Reading:
Last year's ruling last year's ruling allowing cell phone users to unlock their phones.
Instructions about how to unlock your phone.

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Death to America

As Steve Rogers lay dead on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in New York City, comics fans pondered the metaphors of Captain America and the Marvel Universe. Marvel writer Ed Brubaker believes we’ll better understand what Rogers meant to us in his absence. Still, ...


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