Chance of Invasion
Today: 95 percent
Turkish Cabinet approves U.S. troop deployments. Blix rules out negotiations on March 1 deadline for beginning destruction of Al-Samoud missiles. Iraq says, "We will come up with a decision quite soon." New U.S.-U.K. resolution says Iraq has failed to seize final disarmament opportunity offered in Security Council Resolution 1441. The new resolution has no explicit deadline. French alternative plan will suggest deadlines for compliance. Diplomats complain U.S. is twisting arms to get council majority. Latest score card: Pakistan will abstain, forcing U.S. to pick up all three African members, plus Chile and Mexico, both of which plan to abstain if permanent council members remain split.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.