Graphic of the day: Silence Broken
One of the best PSA's in memory: New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine talks about how a car crash nearly killed him, and how he could have just worn a seat belt instead.
Terrorists of all sorts hate the free press
As do totalitarian governments, which reinforces the need to support and fund the Voice of America
Iowa farmland values up an average of 16% over last year
That's a huge one-year increase. The Federal Reserve figures that farmers expect long-term higher returns on corn and soybeans (for use as ethanol and biodiesel), and thus are more interested in the single most important input for making those crops: Land. Related: The cost of good beef is also rising because of the ethanol boom.
Drought still putting the squeeze on Nebraska farmers
Security needs a happy face
US officials are giving European travelers the wrong impression about security here -- making them feel unwelcome. That's no good when you're trying to make friends overseas.
Today is "Towel Day"
It's a reference to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", one of the funniest books ever written.