Archive for February 19th, 2009

As if a Forced Cable Transition Isn’t Silly Enough »

For anyone still lingering in the “dark ages” of rabbit ears (Wait, do we have to switch yet? Don’t we? Is there a right answer?), the president has developed a “coupon program” to help subsidize the cost of the converter box needed for the upgrade. In fact, he has set aside an additional $650...
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Court Puts 17 Detainees’ Freedom on Hold »

Seventeen Uighurs—innocent members of the Chinese Muslim minority caught up in the war on terror dragnet and sent to Guantánamo—have had their release blocked by a Federal Appeals Court. This overturns a District Court ruling that the men should be released because they had not fought against the U.S. and posed no security threat....
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New Strategy in War on Terror? Don’t Hold Your Breath »

Buried on page A19 of yesterday’s New York Times was what should have been Charlie Savage’s front-page story. In “Obama’s War on Terror May Resemble Bush’s in Some Areas,” Savage highlights several troubling comparisons between the two administrations. While acknowledging that just after the inauguration, “Mr. Obama thrilled civil liberties groups when he issued...
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Alan Greenspan: Apologist for the Federal Reserve, Financial Bailouts and Bank Nationalizations »

Following up on his earlier support for federal bailouts for financial institutions, in a new interview in the Financial Times, former Federal Reserve System Chairman Alan Greenspan has stated the following in his backing of bank nationalizations in the U.S.: It may be necessary to temporarily nationalize some banks in order to facilitate a...
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