- Making News: Think Tank Study Assesses al Qaeda Threat
Last week, US intelligence agencies have told the Washington Post that 19 months of the war on terror have nearly crippled al Qaeda, but that was before yesterday-s attacks in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, London-s International Institute for Strategic Studies released its annual survey, saying al Qaeda has taken on a new form that could be just as dangerous as the old one. Jonathan Stevenson edits Institute-s Strategic Survey.
- Reporter's Notebook: Republicans Stew as Democrats Hold Up Texas Politics
Republican legislative leaders in Austin this week dispatched the Texas Rangers to go find the Democrats. They turned up, 30 miles north of the border, but since the Rangers have no jurisdiction in Oklahoma, the Democrats are still there. Ross Ramsey, who edits Texas Weekly, which focuses on state and local politics, says they plan to stay long enough to keep the GOP majority from conducting legislative business back in Austin.
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