Was Elena Kagan a Youthful Socialist?

TIME’s David Von Drehle digs into Kagan’s much-discussed senior thesis from her time at Princeton University to see if there’s any truth to the rumors the Supreme Court nominee was once a hard-lined socialist. What’s the verdict? …

Quotes: BP CEO Tony Hayward on Gulf Oil Spill

“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.”

— TONY HAYWARD, CEO of BP, on the scope of the company’s oil spill. (via …

Quotes: BP on the Size of the Gulf Oil Spill

“There’s just no way to measure it,”

— KENT WELLS, BP senior vice president, on the size of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists raised concerns Friday that the size of the oil slick has been understated, …

Quotes: Tarballs Washing Up on the Beach

“Tarballs DO NOT pose a health risk to the average person,”

— A SIGN, posted on a beach on Dauphin Island, Ala., reassuring swimmers that the small blobs of oil that have begun washing up on shore are not a threat. Tests …

BP Will Try Smaller Containment Dome in Gulf

After the failure of British Petroleum’s containment dome to stop the undersea oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company says it will attempt to install a second, smaller dome over the main leak point nearly a mile beneath the surface.

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