Still, should Ms. Joyce, the St. Louis circuit attorney, demonstrate Mr. Griffin was not the killer, as the report and even some members of the victim’s family contend, it would be the first proven execution of an innocent person, so far as death penalty advocates or opponents can recall.” (New York Times )
Of course, all that is is a signal that they have found a way to construe Rove as not having violated any law.
By then, the men in charge of the C.I.A. were “dying to help out, and make sure the election went the right way,” the recently retired C.I.A. official recalled. It was known inside the intelligence community, he added, that the Iranians and others were providing under-the-table assistance to various factions. The concern, he said, was that “the bad guys would win.”” — Seymour Hersh (The New Yorker)
Some of these are already on my summer list (since finishing Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, almost 3000 pages in what seemed like one sitting lasting many many months, I am hungry for any number of normal-sized books!) Like kottke, from whom this link came, I would have preferred recommendations by Edge personages rather than recommendations of their books, but I will settle. (It might be interesting to ask Edgers to critique one another’s books…) Add a comment below mentioning some of what is on your summer reading list if you like.
Lucky movie buffs, the page has recently been updated. The page title is still “20 Things…” These are almost all true and almost all funny, when you think about it. [thanks to kottke]
“404 front pages from 45 countries presented alphabetically.” You can also list by region or change to a map view. (You should allow this page to do popups if you have them blocked in Firefox by default.) [via acm]