Another poem from my new project, “Ekphraseis,” a poem for/about Taylor Baldwin‘s The Oracle (2016; above), is in the new issue (no. 18) of Masque & Spectacle. I previously published “2016.01,” “2016.19,” and “2016.23” in the September 2016 issue (no. 9) of Masque & Spectacle.
National Security State
Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, “Key Parts of Patriot Act Expire Temporarily as Senate Moves Toward Limits on Spying.”
Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, “Senate to Take Up Spy Bill as Parts of Patriot Act Expire.”
As I have been lax in posting things, yesterday I posted a bunch of links on recent stories regarding the NSA. Today I’m posting links of more general interest. I’ve tried to organize them by category.
The biggest story I have not had time to address were the diplomatic talks regarding Iran’s nuclear program. So here are some links to that.
On 5 November 2013 Reuters reported that Iran, Israel, and Middle East countries “took part in a meeting two weeks ago about prospects for an international conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East.”
Right on the verge of a nuclear agreement, perhaps the biggest event in nuclear nonproliferation in my lifetime, Bob Mendez fights Obama on imposing new sanctions on Iran, as do fifteen other democrats. More here.
Though from today: progress in nuclear talks.
I was just recalling this fantastic conversation between Herzog, McCarthy, and Krauss on NPR’s Science Friday from April 8th of last year. Quite eschatological.