Wednesday: Secrets Revealed!
Joe Guillen/Cleveland.com: 20 percent of election printouts were unreadable
"If it is as close as it's been for the last two presidential elections and it's that close again in 2008, God help us if we have to depend on Cuya- hoga County as the deciding factor. . ." said County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, a longtime opponent of the county's touch-screen voting system. [Vendor? Diebold. Via Election Law @ Moritz]
Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy: Democrats' health plans echo Nixon's failed GOP proposal
WASHINGTON — Even before Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health-care plan, Republicans attacked it as socialized medicine. They neglected to mention, however, that her plan bears a striking resemblance to changes that were proposed in 1974 — by the late President Richard M. Nixon.
PEJ: Journalists in Iraq - A Survey of Reporters on the Front Lines (Nov 28, 2007)
The survey, conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism from September 28 through November 7. . . will be followed, later this year, with a content analysis of coverage on the ground from Iraq.
DID: Better Than X-Rays: The Z-Backscatter Van
"The technology's abilities include near-photo quality views through clothes when used in airport screening systems, which caused something of a privacy uproar." [Image: ASE]
Reuters: Keep your shoes on: T-rays can see right through
"T-rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum that lies between microwaves on the low end and infrared radiation on the high end. .. Unlike conventional X-rays, which can cause cell damage, T-rays do not have enough energy to alter cell ionization, which can lead to radiation sickness or cancer."
Julie Kay/National Law Journal: Judges Feel Legal Blogs' Glare
"In May, Dale Ross, chief judge for the Florida circuit court in Broward County for 16 years, stepped down following a year of embarrassing scandals, gaffes and bad behavior by his judges. .. Although pressure was building for Ross to resign for years, many legal observers say it would not have happened if not for the new Broward courthouse blog, JAA Blog." [Via Law.com].