16 October 2009

The Morning News

- Bank of America posted a $2.2 billion loss in the third quarter. Perhaps the talking heads are a bit premature in their assessment that the Great Recession is over.

- Bush, redux: The British intelligence chief issued a passionate defense of his country's cooperation with the Bush administration in torturing terrorist suspects in the aftermath of 9/11.

- Washington Post:
President Obama has not made significant progress in his plan to infuse federal courts with a new cadre of judges, and liberal activists are beginning to blame his administration for moving too tentatively on what they consider a key priority.
Eight years of hard-lined conservative activists were put on the bench under George W. Bush. Mr. Obama needs to get moving in order to put some balance back in the judiciary.