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2008: The L.A. Times launches political blog

The Times' bloggers are Don Frederick and Andrew Malcolm. So, one professional journalist and one ideological conservative, about the best we can expect from the corporate media. Weirdly, there are links to the campaign sites of Tom Tancredo, Bill Richardson, Mike Gravel, Duncan Hunter, James Gilmore, Joseph Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, Sam Brownback and Rudy Giuliani, but not to Mitt Romney, John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or John Edwards. <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/>

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This Can't Be Good News Department: Lawrence Livermore seeks permit to release uranium dust into the air

A permit application has been filed with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (valleyair.org - 559-230-6000) by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to release as much as 450 pounds of radioactive uranium dust into the air every year.

See Tastes like burning by Mark Drolette in the Sacramento News and Review for 2007-06-14 and Uranium Dust by John Upton in the 2007-04-11 edition of Tracy Press.

"Depleted" uranium weapons are radioactive, and as such are considered to be weapons of mass destruction, illegal under international law. For more info: Axis of Logic.

Four hundred and fifty pounds doesn't sound like a lot. Maybe it could just be buried in Laboratory director George H. Miller's back yard.

We've stopped these irresponsible morons before. Let's do it again.

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The Press: Can the L.A. Times be saved? (Central Library 2007-06-05)

The Los Angeles Times has struggled to fight declining circulation and to make up for it by capturing readers on line. Times publisher David Hiller, editor Jim O'Shea, innovation editor (egad!) Russ Stanton, and LATimes.com executive editor Meredith Artley mull over the decline of an essential civic institution Tuesday at the L.A. Public Library. Free; 7 p.m.; 630 W. 5th St., L.A.; 213-228-7000. <http://www.lapl.org>

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