By the numbers

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1,317: Number of days from 9/11 to today. 1,347: Number of days from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to VJ Day (Victory in Japan) (another month and Osama outlasts Tojo, Hitler, and Mussolini). On the domestic front: "A new government report shows our prison population is soaring. 1 of every 138 U.S. residents are in jail; The prison population grew by 900 inmates per week between 2003 and 2004; 8,000 more prisoners were admitted to federal prisons than were released; 2.1 million people are housed in our prisons and jails." (Utopian Turtletop & TalkLeft)

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