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Yes We Can

To registered Democrats voting on Super Tuesday, I say to you: YES WE CAN! Video found via Concreteloop.com. No related posts.

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Prime Minister’s Question Time

When I lived in Chicago, I use to watch the British Prime Minister’s Question Time via C-SPAN quite regularly. I was enthralled because every Wednesday when the House of Commons is sitting, the Prime Minister is required to spend half an hour answering questions from Members of Parliament. As these sessions require the PM to have a good command of the issues (domestic and international) as well as be a good debater, I always thought that if the US President had to face questions from Members of Congress on a weekly basis that persons like George Walker Bush wouldn’t have […]

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Clinton Fatigue

While William Jefferson Clinton was in the White House, he had my complete support. In fact, while I was angry with him for his indiscretions with Monica Lewinsky, I was one of his ardent defenders during the impeachment hearings. Mainly because I strongly believed that political dirty tricks were at play and more importantly, I believed his policies and vision for America were ideal. Then once he left office, I have watched with great admiration as he worked to become an elder statesman within the Democratic Party, America and the world at large. However, his latest assignment as pit bull […]

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The Logic of Life

The excerpt below from Tim Hardford’s new book The Logic of Life is interesting, but the research and analysis is hardly groundbreaking. The Economics of Marriage Posted Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at 7:46 AM ET This week Slate is publishing two excerpts from Tim Harford’s new book, The Logic of Life, which is premised on the notion that if we want to understand our world—or how to change it—we must first understand the rational choices that shape it. Ever since John von Neumann’s game theory promised to help us understand love and marriage, economists have been interested in how people […]

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Quicksand

£55 Billion in loans and guarantees. That’s how much the British government has spent to prop up Northern Rock. Outrageous when you consider that the military budget is a mere £33 Billion. Thus, with no serious private buyers in sight, is there any other option but to nationalise the bank? No one wants it, but the government can’t afford to let this bank fail and the deals put forward by the private buyers simply don’t past muster. Not when they will require substantial subsidies for the foreseeable future. So lucky us — the taxpayers! Times Online, January 15, 2008 Northern […]

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