Chance of Invasion
Today: 92 percent
Huge demonstrations in London, Rome, and elsewhere cause media to question steadiness of U.S. allies. Turkey gets cold feet over accepting troops. Peace spin: If U.N. balks, Turkey won't help. War spin: If U.N. balks, Turkey wants a bigger bribe. U.S. wins NATO aid to Turkey without requirement that Security Council must approve war. France fails to add EU to its anti-war coalition. U.S. plans new resolution listing steps Iraq must take before March 1 council meeting, including destruction of missiles with excess range. Annan warns Iraq not to make council feel "we're just wasting our time and we should call a halt to the inspections."
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Republicans Like Scott Walker Are Building Campaigns Around Problems That Don’t Exist
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge
Iran and the U.S. Are Allies
They’re just not ready to admit it yet.
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.