The more things change, the more they stay the same, Rachel Maddow finds when comparing the 1979 Ixtoc oil spill and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the gulf. “The oil companies keep talking about how technologically advanced they are, but what they’ve gotten technologically advanced at, is drilling deeper. They haven’t gotten anymore advanced on how to deal with the risks...
Facebook’s real problem now is that Zuckerberg and his PR reps have made so many...– Lyons, on Facebook’s PR issues (via newsweek)
Obama: ‘The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response’
End of the gravy train? EPA may sanction BP’s U.S.... →
Over the past 10 years, BP has paid tens of millions of dollars in fines and been implicated in four separate instances of criminal misconduct that could have prompted this far more serious action. Until now, the company’s executives and their lawyers have fended off such a penalty by promising that BP would change its ways. That strategy may no longer work.
Brittany Murphy's widower dead at 39 -- 5 months... →
“We concluded there no signs of foul play or any criminal activity involved,” said Sgt. Alex Ortiz, another police spokesman.
NBC’s Richard Engel goes to war-torn Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, so you don’t have to. Seventeen years after Black Hawk Down, women are still being stoned to death, people accused of theft have their limbs chopped off and peacekeeping troops are too fearful to leave the main roads.
Is $20 to see Shrek in IMAX too much green? →
Dora the Explorer: illegal immigrant? →