To give you some variety from the normal diet of current affairs culled from the BBC News pages, here are some headlines from CNN:
- Democrats force debate on election mishaps – won’t change anything, but might just improve things for the next time around (but then a lot of people said that after the last time). See also 20 facts about voting in the USA.
- Americans polled offered more prayer than cash to tsunami victims. This speaks volumes about the state of the American nation, as well as being a damning indictment of the screwed up idea of faith that most people have (I was taught at school that giving was an integral part of Christianity – it seems that the American people have forgotten that).
- Train crash kills 8, injures 240 in South Carolina. This story hasn’t been reported by the BBC at all at this time.
- New arrest in 1964 civil rights murder case – the case that inspired the film Mississippi Burning. Pity that it has taken 40 years to get to this stage.