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  • Iraq, Afghanistan, El Salvador

    What has struck me most throughout the Presidential campaign is how narrowly stupid both teams are on international diplomacy and military issues. There was a perfect illustrative moment in the vice presidential debate when Edwards commented on the insurgency and opium cultivation in Afghanistan and the dwindling hope of fair elections there, and Cheney rebutted with his story about El Salvador in the 1980s. Cheney gamely talked about insurgency there, and how "we" held elections anyway, and now it's a democracy, etc. Edwards let it go. He didn't talk at all about ARENA, Roberto D'Aubisson's fascist party fueled by death squads which were armed and trained by the United States (which is now back in power). There was no mention of the Truth Commission which found that 90 percent of El Salvador's 75,000 civil war victims were killed by this U.S.-backed right-wing force. Or that the democratic government immediately granted amnesty to the named killers.
  • Battle Royale

    The battle between General Assembly Democrats and Ehrlich administration Republicans suddenly become more interesting and/or tedious yesterday, depending on your ability to stomach grandstanding, blame-casting, and general politicking. While Senate D's...

    What a Wonderful World

    News From Elsewhere That's Probably News To You The Save the Children charity has accused aid workers and United Nations peacekeepers of having traded food for sex in Liberian refugee camps. ( Africa) The Chinese government has announced...

    Fear This

    Your typical government-sponsored publication is rather bland, designed to foster the calming sensation that your tax dollars are working hard to keep you safe, to keep your loved ones healthy, and to ensure your safety and civil rights. The Terrorism...

    Bankenstein Lives!

    Last night Federal Reserve and CitiGroup officials dropped a financial bomb, emerging from all-weekend talks to say that the U.S. taxpayers are bailing out Citi. It was the inevitable result of policy decisions made a decade ago, after CitiGroup broke a...