Chance of Invasion
Today: 96 percent
Turkish stock market plummets and U.S. threatens to withdraw aid unless Turkish parliament reconsiders its vote against admitting U.S. troops. Turkish leader holds out possibility of revote "in the coming days." Russian foreign minister says of U.N. war vote, 1) "Russia will not abstain" or "support any decision that would directly or indirectly lead to a war," and 2) "If the situation so demands, Russia will of course use its right of veto." Iraq destroys three more missiles, five engines, and a launcher. Latest timetable: U.S. and allies will make war decision around March 14 with or without U.N. support.
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.
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- 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.