Thursday, February 27, 2003

Journalism.co.uk reports that U.S. readers are increasingly looking overseas for more balanced reporting on the forthcoming war with Iraq.

The Washington Post responds to reader criticism of its editorial position on the forthcoming invasion of Iraq.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

During his testimony today before the Senate Banking Committee, Alan Greenspan acknowledged that this month's drop in consumer confidence was "a very significant decline" but said that it was not a surprise.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Supreme Court held 8-1 today that the RICO statute was improperly applied to anti-abortion protestors. Justice Stevens dissented. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

Salon reports that the president's economic approval rating has dropped below 50%.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Salon reports that the Supreme Court sided 8-1 with a black Texas death row inmate who alleged that Dallas prosecutors engaged in racial bias during jury selection. The court held that the inmate should have been given an opportunity to prove his claims, and remanded the case for further proceedings. Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

In today's NYT, Paul Krugman weighs in on the administration's promises and performance.

MSNBC reports that the White House is seeking to exempt the Pentagon's planned missile-defense system from the operational testing required of every new weapons program. Meanwhile, as the Cincinnati Inquirer reports, U.S. airports are falling behind in installing baggage screening equipment.

Tom Ridge tells us how to make a anti-terrorist survival kit.

Janeane Garofalo speaks out on bias in the media's coverage of the threatened war with Iraq.

Reuters reports that consumer confidence has fallen to a ten-year low.

Monday, February 24, 2003

Business Week examines the competitive implications of Microsoft's acquisition of Virtual PC, the software that allows Apple owners to run Windows programs on their Macs.

IT World reports that Microsoft has filed a counterclaim in its antitrust suit with Sun Microsystems.

Slate compares pro- and anti-war t.v. spots.

Daniel Gross of Slate looks at rising trade deficits and declining foreign investment in the U.S.

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