Celeste Headlee, The Takeaway
Celeste Headlee, is a former co-host of The Takeaway.
Every morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for today:
Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect on June 29th. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll mark the date with a huge crime sweep. But a new analysis shows his sweeps are incredibly ineffective and in fact could be a waste of resources. That could be a glimpse of how effective the new law will be.
This is a media story, but it's also a social story. More and more people are asking why it's still being called a "spill" - there is tremendous energy being invested in this: blogs, letters, etc. Why are people so upset by the term being used?
From The Los Angeles Times:
Ayad Allawi says people in the Iraqi government are plotting to kill him
"Storming the beaches" may be a historic maneuver. Military experts say Marines may never storm another beach. Robert Gates says rogue nations and non-state movements such as Hezbollah now possess sophisticated guided missiles that could destroy naval ships, forcing them to stay well away from shore and making any sort of beach landing by Marines extremely dangerous. What does this mean for Marines? A new identity? From the article:
Soon after Marine recruits are given that distinctive, high-and-tight haircut, they are taught about the great amphibious assaults of the past. Those stories, a core part of the Marine identity, "are encoded in our DNA," said Lt. Col. Bruce Laughlin, operations officer for the exercise, dubbed Dawn Blitz.