Chance of Invasion
Today: 96 percent
Turkish parliament rejects U.S. troops. U.S. hopes Turkey will reconsider but scrambles for Plan B. Iraq destroys some banned missiles and says it will destroy more, but not if U.S. decides to attack. Iraq promises a proposal next week on ways to verify its destruction of anthrax and VX. Arab ministers fail to agree on a proposal for Saddam's exile.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.