White supremacists indicted in Oregon, as former DHS staffer reveals the agency stopped monitoring white radicals in 2009..... --in Moscow, female punkers Pussy Riot sentenced to 2 years; PBC supports their fight for freedom of speech, but wants Americans to fight for our own rights, too
--Julian Assange demands that US stop hammering whistleblowers
--Idiocy reins in GOP as Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin makes ludicrous comments about rape--that women who are victims of "legitimate" rape don't get pregnant. After this podcast was recorded, Akin apologized and said his remarks were "ill-conceived". Ouch!
--minor victory for Planned Parenthood in Missouri, charges thrown out based on new state laws intended to block abortion rights
--N.Y. Times analyzes Obama's judicial appointments, far fewer than Bush, mostly safe nominations of former prosecutors
--some real bad labor contracts: American Airlines flight attendants accept major cuts; Caterpillar workers in Illinois end strike, accept big cuts
--N.Y. Times names new chief executive, Mark Thompson of the BBC