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The Damaging Political Legacy of Addressing the Race Issue

March 21, 2008
By Frank Salvato

Barack Obama recently issued another of his linguistic masterpieces in addressing the issues of racism, hate-speech and his spiritual mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. His speech was pretty. It was eloquent. It was impassioned. It attempted to approach the ...

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U.S. Puts Russia On Notice

U.S. Puts Russia On Notice


March 20, 2008
Geopolitical Diary of Stratfor

U.S. President George W. Bush, fresh from meetings with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Wednesday, announced American support for Georgia’s NATO bid. Specifically, Bush announced that he would lobby the NATO allies to grant Georgia a ...

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The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

March 20, 2008
By Vincent Gioia

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments recently in a case concerning a law in the District of Columbia that essentially bans ownership of guns. Dozens of briefs were filed for consideration by the court, including one by the Bush administration that seemed to say ...

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The Fed's Rate-Cut Decision

Stratfor
Geopolitical Diary
March 18, 2008
The U.S. Federal Reserve reduced its headline interest rates from 3 percent to 2.25 percent on Tuesday afternoon. The cut, which was a quarter point less than the consensus expectation of 1 percent, followed the Fed’s March 16 redefinition of the rules of ...

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The Secret Life of SPP


By Vincent Gioia
March 17, 2008

The term "Sub Rosa" (literally "under the rose") was coined to indicate discussions that were to be secret; not to be disclosed to anyone outside the Sub Rosa group. Today we can substitute "SPP"

(Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement) for Sub Rosa ...

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Bush's Big Bank Bailout

Bush's Big Bank Bailout

By Cliff Kincaid
March 17, 2008

Both the Wall Street Journal and conservative economist Lawrence A. Kudlow are defending the Bush Administration’s big-government-socialist bailout of Bear Stearns.

The taxpayers are bailing out a big bank while millions of Americans may be losing their homes in ...

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Change Requires Going Beyond the Name on the Ballot

By Frank Salvato
March 14, 2008
There has been a tremendous amount of talk about “change” this presidential election cycle. Many have pointed out that change for the sake of change is seldom – if ever – a good thing. Unless explicit details of what is to be changed, why it needs changing and just ...

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Rice Has Been An Unmitigated Disaster

Israel should release Palestinians prisoners according to a Plan
By Ted Belman
March 13, 2008

Israel should release most of the 10,000 Palestinian prisoners held by them as part of a plan. I say most because the worst ones, I.e. those with “blood on their hands”, must be kept to make a point, ...

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The Seven Lean Years

By Thomas E. Brewton
March 14, 2008
Jan Burr raises the important point that governments should give attention, not only to current effects of global warming, but also to the near certainty of a severe cooling period within the coming decade. In his comment regarding Global Warming: A Moderate ...

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