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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Some interesting articles on treasure hunting, true crime and nuclear winter, among others.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

It's a nervous time to be a past or present national leader 'round the world. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that here in the States, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, is mulling over creating a panel to investigate possible human rights violations carried out in the name of counterterrorism by the Bush administration. The concept has set off a flurry of criticism; chiefly, would prosecutions of high-ranking government officials -- the very same people who ran the world just a few months ago -- open the door for human rights indictments by bodies like the International Criminal Court? The ICC's not a paper tiger. Since it was permanently established in 1998, it's been responsible for indicting and prosecuting leaders like Bosnian Serb leaders Dragomar Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic, Liberian president Charles Taylor, Rwanda's Jean Kambanda and countless lesser government and military officials ...