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Friday, February 07, 2003

Midday Musings-Code Orange, eh?
A high-ranking official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the decision was based on an increase in intelligence pointing to a possible attack around the three-day Muslim holy period of Hajj, which begins on Sunday. Senior White House, Justice and Homeland Security Department officials had considered raising the level for several days.
Ya don't think a coming war with Iraq had anything to do with it? Also, if the Hajj has people going to Mecca if they can spring for it, why would that kick off terror here? If I were the Saudis, I'd be worried, for there's a lot of extra tension around Mecca during the Hajj as the pilgrims bring their various political and theological baggage with them. At least one Ivy League school is getting color-blind
Princeton University will stop offering a summer enrichment program for minority students because of concerns that it could be targeted in an affirmative action lawsuit. Administrators of the Woodrow Wilson School Junior Summer Institute made the decision earlier this week after Princeton's lawyers determined the program's race-based admissions policy could not be defended in court. The decision was announced Thursday.
Didn't they just bring Cornell West on board? This should be fun. 5.7% Unemployment-that might shut up the cries of a jobless recovery for a bit.

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