- U. S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits, including the Deepwater Horizon well. This appears to have taken place under the Bush administration, where science was downplayed and playing footsie with petroleum producers was encouraged. Obama administration officials say they're working to change this.
- Size of Oil Spill in Gulf Underestimated, Scientists Say. That 5,000 barrel/day estimate you've been hearing since the spill was arrived at using an inappropriate measure, and (surprise) BP has not gone about obtaining an accurate estimate made using appropriate measurement techniques.
- U.S. Decision to Approve Killing of Cleric Causes Unease. "Unease" sounds like a serious understatement: the cleric in question is a U.S. citizen residing abroad, and yet the CIA has authorized assassinating him.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Department of You Don't Say, Political Edition