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January 19, 2009

reconnecting with the historic vibe

Aggregated from: SixFifty

I’ve just had couple of days in Cincinnati not doing politics and hearing only of the splash landing rather than the economic crash landing. But on Saturday things changed. I went to the Freedom Center - the Underground Railroad museum - to learn about this amazing part of the Americian stor...

Prelude to History

Aggregated from: silversavant

Prelude to HistoryTwo conversations today helped me frame my thoughts about the historic inauguration Tuesday of Barack Obama as the 44th President of America. Prior to these conversations, I was probing and searching for a common denominator that would intimately connect me with the pomp, pageantry...

January 8, 2009

A Dark Past in East Timor for Obama's National Intelligence Nominee

read Citizen journalists from East Timor have been busily tweeting about the nomination of Admiral Denis C. Blair for the post of US director of National Intelligence. The nominee faces serious accusations of backing the Indonesian occupation of East Timor in the 1990's, an invasion which led to the killing of approximately 1,400 Timorese and the displacement of 300,000 people.

December 19, 2008

December 9, 2008

Muslim Violence and America

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

MPACUK, a British Muslim “empowerment system” according to its web site, says that it will no longer apologize for the acts of Islamic terrorists.  This video, MPACUK says, explains why Muslims have turned to violence against their “executioners”: Quite a lot of build ...

China and U.S: Ideal Citizen Education

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Russo at Frog In A Well compares conservative education program in the U.S with textbook in China from 1933-39 about “being a good citizen”. ...

This is brilliant…

Aggregated from: England for Obama

…and ever so slightly creepy. Have a good weekend, folks: (Tip of the hat to Bob Cesca.) ...

The World Wants… Lincoln

Aggregated from: The World Wants Obama Coalition

Delving back into history a little, Barack Obama will not be the first President from Illinois to receive international moral support. In 1862 textile workers from Manchester, England, who were suffering economic hardship as a result of the Union blockade on Confederacy ports (from where they source...

December 4, 2008

Tanzania: Obama fabrics

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Louder than Swahili posts a picture of an Obama kanga, a traditional East-African cotton fabric with writing printed on the sides. It says “Hongera Brack Obama. Upendo na amani ametujalia mungu”, which in Kiswahili means something like “Congratulations Barack Obama. Love and peace ...

A New New Deal. Or Not?

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Nobel Prize winner and columnist for the New York TimesPaul Krugman has advocated a new major spending program in recent weeks that would closely resemble the New Deal of President Franklin. D. Roosevelt. Krugman argues that the New Deal created jobs, improved the country’s economy, and pulled...