"Commuters are more likely to be anxious, dissatisfied and have the sense that their daily activities lack meaning than those who don’t have to travel to work even if they are paid more," says a Guardian report on a study of commuting and personal well-being.
After speculation that Iran might allow two imprisoned American hikers to return home in exchange for a steep bail, Iran's foreign minister hinted Saturday that the timetable for their release could depend on the willingness of the U.S. to release Iranian prisoners. (more)
This satirical report says millions of immigrants are seeking an amnesty deal like the one given to the man they revere as "El Libbre." Who knew Libby would become the hero of America's undocumented worker population?
Remember when President Bush promised to fire anyone in the White House involved in the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity? How far we've come. "Scooter" Libby's commutation is but the latest outrage perpetrated by an administration more concerned with protecting its secrets than the rule of law.
The White House isn't taking kindly to former President Bill Clinton's characterization of the Libby commutation as being "consistent with their philosophy; they believe that they should be able to do what they want to do " Oh, snap! Bush spokesman Tony Snow fired back with a reference to Clinton's own pardon record: "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it".
In another of his not-to-be-missed special comments, Keith Olbermann takes the president to task over his commutation of "Scooter" Libby's sentence. The "Countdown" host compares Bush to Richard Nixon, who, he says, at least had the decency to resign once his abuse of power was exposed.
Just hours after a federal appeals panel told I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to go directly to jail without passing go, President Bush stepped in to commute his sentence, thus setting the former Cheney aide and star of Plamegate free. Libby will still have to pay a $250,000 fine, so look for him on the lecture circuit.