Monthly Archives: September 2011

Housekeeping Note

538Refugees will be in semi-hiatus mode for another week or so. We’ll be back in action in October.

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The Argument for Palestine

This past week saw Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas petition the United Nations for for recognition of statehood. It took less than 72 hours for South Sudan to be recognized so, why not? In reality, it will take the coucil several … Continue reading

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An Eye For an Eye

On Wednesday night, after repeated attempts for clemency, Georgia executed Troy Davis; a man convicted in 1989 of killing an off duty police officer. Up until now I had never heard of Troy Davis but because the evidence against him … Continue reading

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Red Right Returning…September 24

(Red Right Returning, a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which to pilot a ship in order to stay in the channel, is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday September 23rd Edition

Oh no, not again. Another budget impasse in Congress? This one is over disaster relief funding. FEMA is running out of money to fund on-going disaster relief programs so Congressional Republicans inserted offsets into the temporary budget bill that Democrats … Continue reading

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Public Enemy Number One: Mitch McConnell

Know Thy Enemy: Mitch McConnell I mentioned an analogy in the previous article of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and possibly Paul Ryan as the outlaw Miller Gang from the movie High Noon. The more I thought about it, … Continue reading

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town…and His Name is Obama

Remember that scene when Gary Cooper walked the streets of Hadleyville, New Mexico Territory trying to elicit help from it’s citizens to deal with the Miller Gang bent on terrorizing them? Well think of Obama as the Marshall who’s tried … Continue reading

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