Radio Free Vermont: Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Conservative students vs. liberal profs

Traditionally, clashes over academic freedom have pitted politicians or administrators against instructors who wanted to express their opinions and teach as they saw fit. But increasingly, it is students who are invoking academic freedom, claiming biased professors are violating their right to a classroom free from indoctrination.

Agencies still at odds over fingerprinting

More than three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration has failed to create a unified U.S. fingerprint database because of agency infighting, meaning most visitors to the country still aren’t fully screened for terrorist or criminal ties, the Justice Department’s watchdog warned Wednesday.

(Editor's Note: Even more drum-beating on the road to manufacture of consent.)

CIA's private jet an open secret

The plane's owner of record, Premier Executive Transport Services Inc., lists directors and officers who appear to exist only on paper. And each one of those directors and officers has a recently issued Social Security number and an address consisting only of a post office box, according to an extensive search of state, federal and commercial records

CIA publicly seeks medical spies

The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring medical spies. Hidden in the back pages of the Journal of the American Medical Association is an agency advertisement seeking physicians who might want to become "medical analysts" and use their training to "assess the physical health of foreign leaders and terrorists."