19 January 2005

wondering what america is really thinking about? check out the AP wire for the morning, down on the bottom right of the nyt home page. there, you'll find "violence spurred by iraq rebels kills 26" in the same lineup of important world happenings as "singer curses at inaugural youth concert." farther up the page there's an article on looting and scavenging in post-tsunami indonesia that attributes such behavior to a decline in "morality." as opposed to, say, a decline in the basic necessities of life.