Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Short List - May 24, 2011

  • NATO forces intensified their bombing of targets in Libya this morning, as British and French forces indicate they will deploy attack helicopter to the theater.

  • The U.S., EU, and  their Arab allies consider what to do with Yemen's President Saleh as he has refused all attempts at a deal to step down thus far.

  • A Pakistani-American terrorist has testified in open court that Pakistan's ISI assisted in the coordination of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

  • The Arab Spring finds a modest advance in Saudi Arabia, as some people there hoped to organize protests against the ban on women driving(NYT).  However, the government has already arrested the initial organizer of the protests.  Saudi Arabia is the only country with such a ban.

  • The Supreme Court has decided that California must release potentially as many as 40,000 prisoners from its prison system, due to overcrowding that the court deemed ran afoul of the Constitution.  The vote was 5 to 4.

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