Catching up from the weekend
Two enjoyable reads in the Washington Post magazine: the first chronicles the rather unglamorous life of a first term member of congress, specifically "Landslide" Joe Courtney. He's the guy who, by 83 votes, beat Rob Simmons in the Connecticut 2nd. His apartment is unimpressive in comparison to the digs Schumer and crew have, which we saw a few months ago. He spends a lot of his time dialing for dollars.
The second article looks at Amnesty International's new satellite imagining project that keeps an eye on villages in Darfur, while turning the whole story into a surprisingly catchy narrative.
As for the news out today that Sudan has 'accepted' the hybrid United Nations-African Union force -- lets wait and see. We've heard this too many times before. The NYT/Post/LAT are all running dedicated articles on it in Wednesday's papers. I'll believe it when I see it.