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Good News, Bad News, No News

Support for Georgia, the White Minority and GPS

Bill Radke

Suzie Lechtenberg

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A Georgian journalist offers a flag to soldier
(DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

1. As Russian tanks rumble down the streets of Georgia, the Bush administration has pledged its unwavering support to the former Soviet republic. The United States has airlifted Georgian troops from Iraq back to their home, while providing the Georgian military with training and equipment. Does this loyalty seem like Good News, Bad News or No News?

2. The latest census report predicts that within 35 years, white people will no longer be the American majority. Here to comment is a diverse panel of Anglo-Americans. (Do you know how hard it was to find three white people in this country on short notice?) Is this increasing diversity Good News, Bad News or No News?

3. American police departments are increasingly using Global Positioning Systems to track suspected crooks. You attach the GPS to the suspect's car and hope it leads you to a crime scene. Privacy advocates are objecting. Is GPS surveillance Good News, Bad News or No News?

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  • By S S

    From LA, CA, 08/17/2008

    I'm particularly offended at this week's segment on police surveillance - rather than deal with the issue seriously (yes i understand the point is to be irreverent) the panelists simply wasted airtime trying to outfunny each other. But if not here, where can a listener expect the issue to be addressed seriously? This is clearly bad news, and at the least, I expected to hear this sentiment expressed rather than be deflected.

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