two notes from the Globe
Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe speaks to Salon about his Pullitzer Prize, which he recently won for his coverage of Bush's use of signing statements. He talks about how after he broke the story in the mainstream press, other outlets mostly ignored it (because they didn't want to repeat his extensive reporting and tell a story that had already been reported elsewhere... even though this left many people in the US completely unaware of the signing statement controversy for weeks or months). It sort of reads as if Savage is tooting his own horn, but I think everything he says is completely true.
In other news from the Globe, Rick Klein reported on Wednesday that Congress is moving toward passage of two gay rights bills -- the one on hate crimes and the one on employment discrimination. Both include gender identity. The White House isn't saying if they're going to veto or not. The Washington Blade, of course, had stuff on this a couple weeks ago, I now realize. I haven't seen it elsewhere in the mainstream, though.