ProPublica has a few interesting stories that went up.
- Former Iraq Security Contractors Say Firm Bought Black Market Weapons, Swapped Booze for Rockets– Having recently read Big Boy Rules, seeing how under-reported and misunderstood the role of private security companies are playing in the war overseas, found this report interesting, but not surprising.
- Phantom School Districts Tagged for Stimulus Dollars– Hmh. Eleven schools in Kansas are getting over a half million in stimulus dollars? Not surprising. What might be surprising, is that the schools have been closed. Some since 2006. One of the things that ProPublica does, is ask for people’s help in going through the list, and pointing out any abnormalities. That’s how this story was discovered. By a reader using the tracker for their state.