Democracy Now

Democracy Now! – January 5, 2010

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Return of the “Death Panel” Myth is a “Travesty,” Says Dr. Atul Gawande; Dr. Atul Gawande: Solitary Confinement is Torture.

Today’s Headlines

    * Republicans Set to Take Control of House
    * Slain Pakistani Governor Salman Taseer Buried
    * WikiLeaks: Israeli Blockade Meant to Keep Gaza on “Brink of Collapse”
    * DNA Evidence Frees Texas Prisoner After 30 Years
    * Healthcare Trade Association CEOs Pull in Millions
    * Texas Moves Toward Accepting Nuclear Waste
    * Navy Captain Relieved from Duty over Explicit Videos
    * Ex-U.S. Official Accuses Haiti Contractor of Shortchanging Him
    * Floods Threaten Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
    * Netanyahu Calls for U.S. to Release Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard
    * Chávez Suggests Oliver Stone, Sean Penn or Noam Chomsky Be Named Ambassador
    * Son of Deposed Shah Commits Suicide
    * Judy Bonds, Anti-Mountaintop Coal Remove Campaigner, Dies at 58