Friday, October 9, 2009

Week in Review: Barkus, Glen Beck and white coats

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:55 PM

KECI reports that Barkus' attorney apparently has had trouble with DUI as well.

Amy Linn at beat us to the punch with this take on the Barkus charges.

UM professor Martin Nie authored a discussion paper that's been published at Headwaters News and High Country News, and been linked to a bunch of places (including in the comments section of our site). It's a thoughtful, balanced paper that deserves to be discussed. Although, some conversations are struggling to be productive.

The New York Post calls out President Obama's "heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform" by inviting doctors — like Missoula's Meg Sarnecki — to the White House. The Post took particular exception to the passing out of white coats before the photo op.


Lastly, our three top alt-weekly stories of the week:
1. The Boston Phoenix looks at how Glen Beck's driven by ... Mormonism? And asks, "Is Glenn Beck a Latter-day taint?" A fantastic read.
2. The Cleveland Scene profiles the survivor of an attempted execution by lethal injection. "Romell Broom endured more than two hours of poking and stabbing before his date with death was called off indefinitely" by the state of Ohio. Wow.
3. Tucson Weekly looks into some fishy financial figures with the US-Mexico border.

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