Chance of Invasion
Today: 95 percent
Blix says Iraq's latest move—a scientist's submission to an inspector interview without an Iraqi government minder—isn't enough. ElBaradei says Iraq must make big concessions before he and Blix arrive for talks on Feb. 14. Britain will reportedly introduce a war resolution after those talks. Russia sees no grounds for a war resolution but says Iraq "must provide materials proving that it had dismantled the weapons it had." Poland closes the U.S. interest section in Poland's Baghdad embassy at U.S. request. Peace spin: Iraq will give more ground. War spin: Not soon enough.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.