On the Radar: July 20, 2010
National Security, Inc.
By Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, The Washington Post
What started as a temporary fix in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has turned into a dependency that calls into question whether the federal workforce includes too many people obligated to shareholders rather than the public interest -- and whether the government is still in control of its most sensitive activities. Continue reading...
Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security
By Tom Gjelten, National Public Radion
There may be no country on the planet more vulnerable to a massive cyberattack than the United States, where financial, transportation, telecommunications and even military operations are now deeply dependent on data networking. Continue reading...
Senate Set to Extend Jobless Benefits
By Naftali Bendavid and Greg Hitt, The Wall Street Journal
The Senate, after weeks of contentious debate, is poised to extend unemployment benefits Tuesday for more than 2.5 million Americans. Continue reading...
Obama takes another shot at GOP over blocking unemployment benefits
By Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
With the Senate poised to finally pass an extension of unemployment benefits, President Obama went to the Rose Garden to take another shot at the Republicans who have repeatedly blocked the measure, causing a lapse in payments for 2.5 million of the nation's jobless. Continue reading...
In Parts Of La., Recreational Fishing Reopens
By Elizabeth Shogren, National Public Radio
Across the bayous of coastal Louisiana, people are again casting and reeling in redfish, specked trout and flounder. The state reopened recreational fishing in most coastal waters after tests showed that seafood from areas of the gulf not heavily contaminated by oil is safe to eat. Continue reading...
The Twitter Primary
By John Dickerson, SLATE Magazine
The next Republican presidential campaign will happen in lots of new places. There will be all the familiar locations we love so much—Iowa, New Hampshire, diners, and Lincoln Day dinners—but this week offered another reminder, as if we needed one, that the race for the 2012 nomination will play out in the virtual world and at hyperspeed. Continue reading...
Posted: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 12:40pm