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Political Animals: Are Critters Keeping Watch?

Though it may sound ludicrous, over the years many creatures have been mistaken for spies. Last week in Egypt, a stork’s migration tag was thought to be a listening device. In 2011, Saudi authorities suspected a circling vulture of being a Mossad agent. But pets on patrol are not such a far-fetched concept.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Actress Michelle Yeoh Barred From Burma

Malaysian-born Michelle Yeoh is one of very few actors to have found onscreen success in her home base of Hong Kong as well as in Hollywood. But since she played the part of Burmese political crusader Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson’s ... (more)

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 READ MORE


James Bond Cross-Dresses for Int’l Women’s Day

Wonder no more what the current James Bond might look like in a dress, blond wig and pearls: For the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, actor Daniel Craig first suits up as Bond in this video by the EQUALS coalition, but he then takes a walk in women’s pumps as ...

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 READ MORE


CIA Uses Humor to Recruit

The Central Intelligence Agency is using a tongue-in-cheek personality test to attract applicants. “You don’t have to know karate or look good in a tuxedo to work at the CIA,” the personality quiz says.

Posted on Nov 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Surprise, Surprise: Ethics Reform Stalling

Figuring that public indignation over the Jack Abramoff scandal will soon dissipate, Republicans in Congress are dragging their feet on promised reform measures.
Unfortunately, this will probably work—because an indignant populace is sort of like a villain in a James Bond movie: We vow to stamp out a source of aggravation; we put the machinery in place for doing so; we flip the switch; and then we leave the room on the nave assumption that our plan is escape-proof.
It’d be funny if this weren’t, like, our government we’re talking about.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


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