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Bush Meets With Dalai Lama, to China’s Chagrin

President Bush’s private meeting with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, the day before the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader was slated to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, didn’t please Chinese officials, to say the least.  They’re not really thrilled about the U.S. honoring the Dalai Lama for his role in the ongoing struggle to free Tibet from Chinese rule, either.

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Putin and Ahmadinejad: Two Amigos

Continuing to broadcast a clear message of disapproval to the U.S. regarding its foreign policy and commercial interests abroad, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and to present a unified front against Washington’s possible plans vis-à-vis Iran.

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Believers See Pope John Paul II’s Image in Bonfire

At a gathering in southern Poland to mark the second anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, one Gregorz Lukasik took pictures of the commemorative bonfire lit at the memorial and found a striking image when he saw the photos after the event.

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Giuliani Says U.S. Will Be Prepared for Space-Alien Attack

Rudy Giuliani was in the middle of a town hall meeting in New Hampshire when a precocious youngster asked what he would do if aliens from another planet attacked us. “Of all the things that can happen in this world, we’ll be prepared for that, yes we will,” replied a confident Giuliani.

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Bush Planted Canned ‘News’ Spots on U.S. Stations

For years, we’ve been hearing about big companies increasingly taking over the American news business, as well as media execs jumping into bed with government higher-ups, but this report about the federal government and major corporations actually producing and planting prepackaged “news” stories in outlets around the country raises the Big Brother threat level to at least Orange.

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Al Gore
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Krugman:  Right Wing Afflicted By ‘Gore Derangement Syndrome’

Why is Al Gore the target of such vitriolic attacks from the right side of the political aisle?  Paul Krugman has a few ideas as he puzzles over the epidemic he calls “Gore Derangement Syndrome,” which has become more pronounced since Gore’s Nobel Prize win last week.

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Colbert Sits In for Dowd

For those who missed Stephen Colbert’s first foray into Op-Ed writing for The New York Times, here’s his valiant attempt on Sunday to handicap the lineup of ‘08 presidential hopefuls, including this gem about actor-lawyer-candidate Fred Thompson:  ” ‘Law & Order’ never sufficiently explained why the Manhattan D.A. had an accent like an Appalachian catfish wrestler.”  True enough.

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Craig Bitter Over His Treatment by Romney

Sen. Larry Craig has fallen out with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who, according to Craig (pictured), turned his back on the embattled Idaho senator after Craig’s infamous run-in with the Minneapolis police this summer.  In an NBC interview slated to air Tuesday, an embittered Craig said Romney “not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again.”

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‘The Good Germans Among Us’

Frank Rich of The New York Times argues that although there’s plenty to blame on the Bush administration, a timid Congress and a compliant press, it’s time for the American people to accept at least some responsibility for the Iraq war and its many disastrous episodes. From Abu Ghraib to contractor killing sprees, we the people have known far too much for far too long to feign surprise when things suddenly go sour.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007 READ MORE


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China: Democracy Isn’t for Us

China plans to stick with the economic and political reforms that have brought prestige, wealth and environmental catastrophe to the country, but don’t expect Beijing to turn its back on the Communist Party completely. As the official spokesman of the 17th party congress put it: “We will never copy the Western model of political system.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2007 READ MORE


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