Monday Afternoon Scandals
David Swanson says that angry veterans surrounded and berated Richard Perle, a major architect of the Iraq War, when he showed up at one of their events for a PBS photo op.
Raw Story says that the Bush administration is tracing the telephone calls of ABC and other reporters in an attempt to find the source of leaks. The leaks are of things like the fact that the Bush administration is tracing people’s phone calls.
Yet another attempt is being made to institute an academic boycott in Europe of Israeli professors. Academics, please sign this petition and stand up. Israeli academics as a class have not done anything wrong and it is not right to subject them to a blanket ban.
See the Committee for Academic Freedom letter from the Middle East Studies Association on this matter last year this time. See also my Chronicle of Higher Education piece on this issue.