Morning Links

Monday, June 15th, 2009
  • As far as I can tell, Andrew Sullivan seems to be the best clearinghouse of coverage of the election protests in Iran.
  • Arizona sheriff will start placing deputies in late-night fast food joints to catch drunk drivers. Cutesy name: “Operation Would You Like Fries With That.”
  • My story on the Colomb family got an honorable mention at the L.A. Press Club Awards this weekend. Haven’t won one yet, but I’ve been a finalist three times in my three years as a journalist. So that’s not too bad. Got a second place last year for my Hayne story.
  • Another drunk driving story in Louisville, where a DWI suspect claims his arresting officer contacted the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who then put pressure on the judge to come back with a conviction.
  • Is Cheney salivating over the prospect of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil?
  • Head of a Minuteman group and accomplices rob, then murder 2/3 of a Latino family in Arizona. Lou Dobbs expected to demand they be pardoned.
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  • 52 Responses to “Morning Links”

    1. #1 |  Matt | 

      35 Tokin42

      That’s a hell of a lot easier said then done. My GF is half iranian (her dad immigrated) so I’ve got personal connections there and they (the iranians I know) are EXTREMELY happy we’re staying out of it. Ahmadinejad is already trying to paint the protesters as puppets of an outside source. No sense giving him anything resembling proof to back his statements up..

    2. #2 |  Mark Rutherford | 

      In my opinion Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) is a dangerous special interest group more concerned about getting government grants than the truth and due process. I’m glad this person is attacking, in my opinion, their dangerous and unethical tactics.