Tag: Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize: FAIL

The news that Malala Yousafzai missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize should not be a great surprise. Considering upon whom the committee has bestowed the honor in recent years, it would have been more surprising had they proven themselves able to recognize a peace monger when she’s right in front of them. In...
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Hurray for Washington!

The culmination of last night’s Oscars broadcast with a Live! feed from the White House with Mrs. Obama (hangin’ with her military BFs) marks the official recognition of the Presidency as theater: like the old Western sets, no substance required. From the very beginning, President Obama was elected based on his strong delivery of...
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Another Presidential War. Yawn.

Americans need to snap out of it. As recently as Bill Clinton, there was at least some concern when the president of the United States began bombing a country without a congressional declaration of war or national debate. There was a lot of concern building up to Bush’s war in Iraq, but the mass...
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Higgs Is Just a Pessimist

“Higgs is just a pessimist”—how often I’ve come across expressions of that sentiment during the past twenty-five years! In certain circles, I have become the butt of jokes – some good-natured, some not – by virtue of my alleged pessimism. Okay, maybe I am somewhat pessimistic. My wife, who is confident that she knows more about...
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Nobelist in Peace Desmond Tutu on Advice for the Next U.S. President

A very timely, new article by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, has just been published in the San Francisco Chronicle: “Advice for the Next U.S. President,” by Desmond M. Tutu Archbishop Tutu is one of three honorees at the Independent Institute’s gala dinner event, A Gala for Liberty, to be held...
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