Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
The pharmaceutical lobby, has more lobbyists (625 are registered) than
the combined membership of the House and Senate. It spent $197 million
in 1999 and 2000 on lobbying and campaign contributions. Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld and White House Budget Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. are
former executives of pharmaceutical giants G. D. Searle and Eli Lilly.
Source: New York Times, 5 November 2001.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 25 November 2001
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Cases Closed: Immigration lawyers working on cases stemming from the 11 September
attacks claim that secrecy measures keep them from doing their jobs (Josh Gerstein, ABCNews.com).
A Muscular Lobby Tries to Shape Nation's Bioterror Plan: The nation's
pharmaceutical industry has a huge amount of pull in Washington (Leslie Wayne and
Melody Petersen, New York Times).
Afghan Women as Co-Leaders: The women of Afghanistan, who are regaining their
voices, must be allowed to effect positive change (Christian Science Monitor).
New Shin Bet Law Heads to Knesset: While the United States gives its
intelligence services free rein, Israel tries reform (Gideon Alon, Ha'aretz).
Where Journalists Who Disagree are "Terrorists": In Zimbabwe, the war against
terrorism means a war against a free press (Bill Saidi, London Observer).
Robert Kennedy's Transformation: Robert Kennedy stood for many things that the
current Justice Department does not (James Carroll, Boston Globe).
Going Ballistic: The Pentagon is trying to muzzle Ted Postel, an MIT professor
and critic of missile defense (Brendan Koerner, Village Voice).
Brain Drain: The American zeitgeist is often anti-intellectual, and the
Internet does not always help things (Mark Crispin Miller, Center for Book Culture).
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