Your Virtual Front Page, Friday, March 11, 2011

Here’s another quick one — my youngest granddaughter is at my house, and I’m in a hurry to get there:

  1. After quake, sun rises on devastated Japan (LAT) — Pretty good headline — ya know, Rising Sun and all. And for our semi-exclusive (“semi-” because he’s also reporting on his own blog) report from Burl Burlingame in Hawaii, click here.
  2. Powerful aftershocks continue (WashPost) — That’s the thing about earthquakes; they just keep on coming at you.
  3. Nuclear reactor in peril (WashPost) — As y’all know, I’m all for nuclear power, but we do sort of need to build them in seismically stable areas (the Savannah River Site, by the way, is located on a fault line).
  4. US and EU say Muammar Gaddafi must go (BBC) — The Libyan strongman responds, “You’re nothing but a lot of talk and a badge!” Well, not really — but he could have. It would have fit the situation.
  5. Qaddafi Forces Take Strategic Town as Rebels Flee (NYT) — Which shows you how much good all that TALK from the West is doing the rebels who are fighting our enemy for us. Kind of reminds me of my favorite Creedence song, “Don’t Look Now.” A very communitarian pop song. But I digress.
  6. 5,000 jobs on the line in Medicaid cuts (The State) — Kind of an old story at this hour, but significant.

One thought on “Your Virtual Front Page, Friday, March 11, 2011

  1. bud

    The nuclear reactor story is very scary and could dwarf the economic damage from the Deepwater Horizon. Not sure there is any safe way to generate energy. The best solution is simply to use less of it. Why do folks need to drive Hummers and live in McMansions anyway?


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