Monthly Archives: October 2008

The limitations of politics

In response to Ron Coleman’s post “Personal Savior”, where Ron asks if a President Obama would help bridge the right – left divide: Obama and the Democrats have no intention of bridging the ideological right-left divide. They have made it … Continue reading

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They found them

October 9, 2008 Missing Americans held in Syria over visas: BEIRUT (Reuters) – Two Americans reported missing by the U.S. embassy in Lebanon are being held in Syria for entering the neighboring country without visas, Arab media reported on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Speaking of pushing the edges of the envelope: Armadillo Aerospace

Armadillo Lander Captures Lunar X PRIZE Level One, but $1.65 Million Proves Elusive Lunar landers and Mars rovers were all over the deserts of the American southwest this weekend. First, it was a mixed weekend for John Carmack, one of … Continue reading

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While we were discussing polls, hockey moms and Karl Rove…

Abe Greenwald – Losing The Caucasus America missed a golden opportunity by not taking a larger role in Azerbaijan’s “frozen conflict” with Armenia. And Moscow just picked up the ball dropped by Washington: Russia will soon enjoy the allegiance of … Continue reading

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The pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun

Vanderleun compares American and Spanish Halloween traditions: What remains in my memory from watching the parade of cars on that long-lost Spanish highway is just how dour and serious the Spanish were on their Halloween. They weren’t fooling around with … Continue reading

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The least anti-Israel Arab country in the world

Michael Totten proposes an interesting referendum – a non-aggression pact between Israel and Lebanon Public opinion on the idea of a peace treaty with Israel is mixed. Some want a peace treaty now. Some even want an alliance with Israel, … Continue reading

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The least anti-Israel Arab country in the world

Michael Totten proposes an interesting referendum – a non-aggression pact between Israel and Lebanon Public opinion on the idea of a peace treaty with Israel is mixed. Some want a peace treaty now. Some even want an alliance with Israel, … Continue reading

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