6/21: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Numerous federal and local law enforcement agencies have bypassed subpoenas and warrants designed to protect civil liberties and gathered Americans' personal telephone records from private-sector data brokers.
According to a professor at the University of Southern California, the pleasure of grasping a new concept triggers a biochemical cascade that rewards the brain with a shot of natural opium-like substances.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Bunny Edelman walks the streets of Minneapolis everyday and reports on her findings at I Can Walk the Walk.
TIME WASTERS (PUPPIES IN PERIL EDITION)
The sad story of Skeeter the Narcoleptic Poodle
Duo the Two-Nosed Bull Terrier needs a home
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"So you know you're being used, but in a way you kind of like it because it's good pictures."
-- CBS News contributor and U.S. News & World Report contributing editor Gloria Borger, on CNN's Reliable Sources, discussing President Bush's recent visit to Baghdad [via Media Matters]