Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
On a serious note....
The ACLU's report on Guantanamo finds that President Bush may have authorized illegal torture methods at the detainee camp there. Meanwhile, another ACLU report, on Abu Ghraib finds that the Army interfered with investigations into torture and killing there. Merry Christmas.
The Democrats had come remarkably close. They had matched the Republicans in fund-raising dollar for dollar and had mounted an unprecedented "ground game." On election day they managed the impressive feat of bringing eight million more voters to the polls than they had four years before. But the Republicans managed to bring in eleven million additional voters. George W. Bush, having gained half a million fewer votes than Al Gore in 2000, defeated John Kerry by three million votes .
What's life like in Iraq these days? 'Riverbend' at Baghdad Burning has a Christmas Wish List. What she'd like most, after a year and a half of war: electricity.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to