Conflict & Justice

Obama limits US spying on the anniversary of Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex

Whether by accident or design, President Obama chose an interesting day to deliver his speech on the future of government surveillance. The speech fell on the anniversary of President Eisenhower's Farewell Address, warning about the threat of the emerging national security state.

Global Scan

What's the next best thing to a roll in the mud with pigs?

Chinese pigs need a genetic upgrade, so Britain has graciously offered to help China at a $74 million per year price tag. China may not have bragged about its pigs, but an international test showed Chinese kids at the top of the class. But there's a catch. And Iceland grieves after the the police kill a man, for the first time in the country's history. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.