- Making News: CIA Say Pyongyang Has Missiles That Can Reach US
CIA Director George Tenet told Congress today that North Korea probably has at least one nuclear weapon and a missile powerful enough to reach the West Coast of the United States. Carolyn Lochhead, who reports from Washington for the San Francisco Chronicle, says that the 5-year old intelligence report is being reviewed in a new light.
- Reporter-s Notebook: LA Deluged with Rain
For the second day in a row, drenching rains are flooding freeways and knocking out power all over Southern California. The weather service says El Ni-o has finally generated a major storm, and it may drop 7 inches by the time its over on Friday. How does it all look to a transplanted Easterner who grew up in Detroit and worked in New York before moving to LA? Charlie LeDuff is national correspondent for the New York Times.
Who Can Speak for Peace?
With another war protest scheduled for Sunday, the peace movement is torn by internal conflict. Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Jewish magazine Tikkun and one of the country-s most liberal rabbis, says he-s been banned from speaking at the anti-Iraq-war demonstration in San Francisco because he favors Israel-s right to exist. Left-leaning peaceniks all over the country are signing a letter saying the rally-s organizers are unfit to lead protests against the war. Has a special agenda disqualified the rally-s organizers from a leadership role? Will the conflict discredit the anti-war effort? We hear from longtime political activist Lila Garrett, who chairs Americans Against War With Iraq, and Bill Hackwell of the ANSWER Coalition, one of groups that-s planning Sunday-s rally.