Monthly Archives: June 2010

US – Race Politics – Death of Robert Byrd – Byrd Membership in the Ku Klux Klan – 30 June 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/18/AR2005061801105_pf.htmlHad to say something about the death of Robert Byrd. This article about him is really interesting. Byrd was a Klansman in the 1940s, but a reasonably liberal senator towards the end of his career in many respects (though not all…he … Continue reading

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US – Foreign Policy – Afghanistan – Strategy – Obama – Comments of Gen. Petraeus – 30 June 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/world/asia/30petraeus.html?src=mv“When you ask ‘How much should we give?’, they’ll only answer more, more, more.” – John FogertyApparently the President’s deadline of July 2011 is more of a guideline than a rule as far as General Petraeus is concerned. The question they … Continue reading

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Political Theory – Libertarianism – Humour – The 24 Types of Libertarian – 30 June 2010

http://leftycartoons.com/the-24-types-of-libertarian/ Why doesn’t anyone notice I exist? Why? Why? (The plaintive cry of the left-wing libertarian…truly an endangered species these days.)

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Germany – Presidential Selection 2010 – The Significance of Christian Wulff – 30 June 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/30/christian-wulff-elected-german-presidentThough I’m a political junkie, and though a good three quarters of my family immigrated from Germany, I hadn’t been seriously following the German presidential election until today. Now that I’ve been reading some web pages on it, I think … Continue reading

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Argentina – Economy – Austerity Focus Wrong, Says President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – 26 June 2010

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/europes-focus-on-cutting-deficits-absolutely-wrong-argentine-president/article1620028/ Damn skippy, Cristina. I figured the Argentineans would be saying this, and they’re entirely right to do so…the advice Greece is getting right now from the IMF looks like the crappy advice the IMF gave Argentina right up to … Continue reading

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Australia – Politics – Julia Gillard Replaces Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister of Australia – 23 June 2010

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/right-came-up-with-the-numbers/story-e6frgczf-1225883466049A different kind of quake. Julia Gillard is now the Prime Minister of Australia.And apparently, although she’s a leftie within the Australian Labor Party, she owes her job to comparative right-wingers within the party…the same ones who put Kevin Rudd … Continue reading

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