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MARK KLEIMAN plays the odds on profiling travelers: “Counterterrorism is a

MARK KLEIMAN featured in Natl Geographic’s “Taboo: Narcotics.”

fault-intolerant environment.” http://bit.ly/5a8SLM AMY ZEGART analyzes system failures regarding recent terror plots:

“In some ways, this case is worse than 9/11.” http://bit.ly/7hJiRY

—examines Christmas Day intelligence & asks “How can you conclude that it’s anything but a failure?” http://bit.ly/7vPbdg —“It could only have been more obvious if the guy had worn a T-shirt saying ‘I’m a terrorist’.” http://bit.ly/7tYwNh —Assessing the value of FBI counterterrorism threat squads. Amy Zegart: “Just chasing leads burns through resources.” http://bit.ly/NqgWP —TIME places the spotlight on Obama’s national security team with the input of intelligence expert Amy Zegart: http://bit.ly/4WLtbF —breaks down the National Counterterrorism Center and intelligence

failures in recent weeks: http://bit.ly/7VWncm

Social Equality A new study by PAUL ONG reveals that Asian Americans win the fewest minority government-contracting programs: http://bit.ly/1ma9tQ ABEL VALENZUELA Jr. talks about how the proportion of U.S. born daylaborers has at least doubled since 2006: http://bit.ly/8G8OUv UCLA Public Affairs Dean FRANK GILLIAM talks about “group pride” regarding the lack of confidence in race relations: http://bit.ly/6ODDCx

http://bit.ly/94zAy9 —NY Times discusses Judge Steven Alm’s Project HOPE and Mark Kleiman’s idea of less crime and punishment. http://bit.ly/4yx9HL JORJA LEAP discusses “disorganized crime” and the new trend of gangs collaborating for money in Los Angeles: http://bit.ly/6MXrNk —”When there’s unemployment & poverty & lack of external support, there’s gangs” (in AP, Somali Gangs in MN): http://tiny.cc/tTIfd LAURA ABRAMS discusses challenges for youth reentering society after incarceration (radio interview): http://bit.ly/bnoqT

Public Health ARLEEN LEIBOWITZ looks at the potential impact of guideline changes by the Centers for Disease Control: http://bit.ly/bnd6NZ A lifetime ‘Push hard, keep going forward’ now impacting aging for polio survivors, FERNANDO TORRES-GIL in the NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/aUDOqA CHRIS TILLY on healthcare: “This is where jobs of the future lie.” http:// bit.ly/4Ee2JL MARK PETERSON on Senate health care changes: “Everybody wants to bring down costs, but they don’t want to cut anything.” http://bit.ly/6Pde55 FRANK GILLIAM explains the furor over health care reform: ”The American myth is that any of us can be among the wealthy.” http://bit.ly/KcXf6

Politics and the Economy DANIEL J.B. MITCHELL analyzes the relationship between California and Washington in case for financial assistance: http://bit.ly/8yh3VV CHRIS TILLY: “The Internet has made it a lot easier to relocate and disperse labor by location...” read more: http://bit.ly/A2gl7 Meg Whitman as the GOP candidate for CA Gov seat: Dean FRANK GILLIAM weighs in on her chances: http://bit.ly/YsVxm http://bit.ly/FIAgK FRANK GILLIAM on the AEG billboard dustup in city hall: “It’s bare-knuckle backroom politics...” http://bit.ly/1TZRgj DANIEL J.B. MITCHELL reflects on Schwarzenegger’s exit strategy and privatizing prisons in California: http://bit.ly/6xawpG

Planning and Sustainability ALBERT CARNESALE leads nationwide project outlined by the National Academies and Congress on America’s Climate Choices: http://bit.ly/4xMDbg DONALD SHOUP lectures on “Performance Parking” and employer Parking Cash-Out(s)” at the University of Buffalo: http://bit.ly/8AMZpY BRIAN TAYLOR in LATimes: Biggest obstacle to world-class transit is creating incentives to get Americans out of cars: http://bit.ly/Jv1ZK MATT KAHN on the cash for clunkers tradeoff: U.S. households and carmakers benefit, but the developing world is worse off. http://bit.ly/v7EYe

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