Iraqi Democracy has Been ‘Assassinated’: Azzaman, Iraq
Aug30

Iraqi Democracy has Been ‘Assassinated’: Azzaman, Iraq

Iraqi grumbling over the status if their new democracy continues with this article by columnist Abdul Sattar Ramadan of Iraq’s Azzaman newspaper. While criticism of the United States for withdrawing continues, the attention of much of Iraq’s now free-wheeling press has shifted to Iraqi politicians who ‘have imposed and set themselves above Constitution, the law and first and foremost, the people’s will and the...

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‘Afghanistan Riddle’ Unsolved: The Shocking Financial Costs: Izvestia, Russia
Aug30

‘Afghanistan Riddle’ Unsolved: The Shocking Financial Costs: Izvestia, Russia

This article from award-winning Izvestia columnist Malor Storu cites some startling statistics – mostly from the U.S. Congressional Research Service – to highlight just how expensive in lives and money the war in Afghanistan is compared to past U.S. wars. For Izvestia, Malor Storu writes in part: Since the time of Genghis Khan, several empires have tried to solve the “riddle of Afghanistan.” The latest were the...

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The Gospel According To St. Beck, Chapters 10-?
Aug30

The Gospel According To St. Beck, Chapters 10-?

I come before you today not to bury Glenn Beck but the awkward task of defending Glenn Beck. Me thinks we take him too seriously. Big mistake. Beck’s detractors may number more than his disciples. And the enemy is firing its best shots. Not with beebee guns. But everything from the stinging barbs of late night comedians to the howitzers of the nation’s most erudite, uh, progressives. Hours after his Hollywood extravaganza on the steps...

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Trying to determine the worth of my existence
Aug30

Trying to determine the worth of my existence

While driving to Bellevue Washington to pass the time, I decided to measure the worth of my life as a minister. Or at least I tried to measure some of the fruit associated with my existence. When stuck in traffic, I often multitask with introspection. That way I can feel a sense of futility about both my commute and my accomplishments. As my tires slowly rotated forward, I began to compartmentalize and categorize the worth of all this...

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Exclusive Interview: Kendrick Meek Says He’s the OnlyTrue Democrat & Pro-Choice Candidate in the Florida Senate Race (Guest Voice)
Aug30

Exclusive Interview: Kendrick Meek Says He’s the OnlyTrue Democrat & Pro-Choice Candidate in the Florida Senate Race (Guest Voice)

Exclusive Interview: Kendrick Meek Says He’s the OnlyTrue Democrat & Pro-Choice Candidate in the Florida Senate Race by Janet Shan The Florida Senate race is in full swing and the candidates – Democrat Kendrick Meek, Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican, Marco Rubio are crisscrossing the Sunshine State in a bid to convince voters why they are the best candidate to head to Washington D.C. Last...

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