Sunday, June 21st, 2009
I’m glad New York Times reporter David Rohde escaped after being kidnapped and detained for months by the Taliban, but I wonder how likely the news media would be to keep secret the kidnapping of a newsworthy figure who wasn’t a journalist. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen (the Howard Kurtz column linked above mentions one such incident with the A.P.). Just raises some interesting questions.
Japan study finds that people chubby at age 40 live six to seven years longer than skinny people. And yes, the study does account for smoking habits.
Appropros of nothing, Slate’s culture blog browbeat is worth adding to your RSS feed. Interesting stuff, smart commentary.
Steven Bierfeldt, the Campaign for Liberty staffer detained by TSA for having too much cash a few months ago, has filed a lawsuit against the agency. He’s represented by the ACLU and libertarian superstar attorney and friend of TheAgitator.com, Alan Gura.
Here’s a good clearinghouse site with some terrific photos from the Iranian protests.