December 08, 2011

Thursday's Daily Brief

First Look Inside Secret CIA Prison Where The War On Terror Got Dirty
Thursday, December 8, 2011
GLOVES OFF: Romney Campaign Goes After Gingrich
Naomi Klein On The Addiction To Risk
House Passes Bill Empowering Congress To Veto Executive Branch Rules
Putin Slams Clinton For Encouraging Protesters
REPORT: Albert Pujols Signs With...
Alec Baldwin: My Flying Lesson
The lesson I've learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950's gym teacher is on duty. It is sad, I think, that you've got to fly overseas today in order to bring back what has been thrown overboard by US carriers in terms of common sense, style and service.
Sen. Kay R. Hagan: Don't Filibuster Cordray
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created to protect consumers. But Republicans are planning to filibuster the confirmation of Richard Cordray as the director of the CFPB, effectively neutralizing the bureau's power to protect consumers.
Barbra Streisand: It's Time For Gender Equality In Treatment Of Heart Disease
Women have made enormous strides. We've had women explore the depths of outer space, a woman has run for president of the United States, and a woman has served as speaker of the house. Yet a boys club still exists in the medical sciences.
Bernard-Henri Lévy: Are You Familiar With BBK?
Blandine Barret-Kriegel's book, La République et le prince moderne [The Republic and the Modern Prince] was just published in France and is an important book and in many ways a timely one, given the current ideological and political situation.
Barbara Hannah Grufferman: What's in Your Closet? Ten Must-Haves for Post50 Fashionistas
I had the great opportunity to interview Diane von Furstenberg, Ginny Hilfiger, and a few other fashion-forward experts who gave me guidelines (no rules, please!) on what to wear and to avoid once I turned 50. Here's their master list of "must haves."