FROM Stephen Grey
Italy Charges 26 Americans, Mostly CIA Officers, with Kidnapping Twenty-six US citizens, most of them in the CIA , have been ordered to stand trial in Italy. It's a case of "extraordinary rendition," in which an Egyptian cleric was seized on the streets of Milan and taken to Egypt, where he says he was tortured. The former head of Italy's secret service has also been charged. Stephen Grey is author of Ghost Plane : the True Story of the CIA Torture Program.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.