The landlords of a luxury apartment building in London have installed metal spikes in a front door alcove, apparently to deter homeless people from sleeping there. The tactic calls to mind the way pigeons are dealt with.
Congress blocked the reinstatement of benefits for nearly 2 million out-of-work Americans on Thursday when an effort to maintain a federal program to help unemployed workers failed by one vote in the Senate.
Were the CIA to potentially, maybe, have a detention and interrogation program it would now have to adhere to President Bush’s new executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees. It’s still unclear whether water-boarding remains on the menu.