And another week draws to a close, with the following headlines on our screen:
- Couple Charged in Nuclear-Weapons Secrets Case (WSJ) — No, their name isn’t Rosenberg, and it’s not about Russia. It’s Venezuela this time.
- Religion ‘marginalised’ says Pope (BBC) — This of course is a local story for the BBC. Meanwhile, NPR reports, “Six Arrested In London Over Possible Threat To Pope.”
- Drill reaches trapped men in Chile mine (BBC) — But it will still take weeks before it can be widened enough to get them out.
- Dueling rallies at the Mall (WashPost) — Looks like Jon Stewart is planning to steal a march on the UnParty, inviting all reasonable, moderate people in the country to march on Washington. Last person I’d expect it from, but he makes it sound good. Gotta tell you, I’m tempted.
- Afghan Voters Head To Polls Amid Threats, Fraud (NPR) — The voting is on Saturday.
- Legislature vs. the governor – again (The State) — Yeah, I know this was in the paper this morning, but I didn’t read it until this afternoon, so it feels fresh. To me. “All the transparent people want to be invisible,” complains House Ways and Means chairman Dan Cooper, R-Anderson. Which sounds like it’s not just about the present governor, but about someone that serious Republicans don’t really want to become governor.