TUESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Obama administration, as promised, goes after Arizona: “The Justice Department filed suit Tuesday against Arizona, charging that the state’s new immigration law is unconstitutional and requesting a preliminary injunction to stop the legislation from taking effect. ” Among other things the filing “asserts that the Arizona law would harm people’s civil rights, leading to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners.”
* With Netanyahu visiting the White House, this was good timing: “The Israeli military said Tuesday that it had indicted “a number of” officers and soldiers for their actions during Israel’s three-week offensive in Gaza in the winter of 2008-9, including a staff sergeant accused of deliberately shooting at least one Palestinian civilian who was walking with a group of people waving a white flag.”
* Pressing charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning: “An Army intelligence analyst has been charged in connection with the leak of a controversial video of a U.S. helicopter strike and the transfer of more than 50 classified State Department cables, the military said Tuesday.”
* If you read far-right blogs or watch Fox News, you may have heard some hysteria about the New Black Panther Party case. Adam Serwer explains what the story is all about.
* Is climate change really worth tackling? Of course it is.
* Only Michael Steele’s RNC would pay $12,000 to an unpaid adviser.
* Does technology actually play a role in helping students learn?
* Believe it or not, there really was a board game called “BP Offshore Oil Strike.” The owner of a British toy museum, which houses a copy of the game, said, “The parallels between the game and the current crisis… are so spooky.”
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.