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A Study in Contradictions

What a difference a year makes!  Let’s review:  Here’s what Paul Wolfowitz said about ending corruption at the World Bank in early 2006, about 14 months before news of his very own corruption scandal broke.

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Abstinence Classes a Bust

So much for just saying no as a sex education policy:  A large-scale congressional study of the effects of costly abstinence education programs in American schools concluded that one or two years of classroom indoctrination had no significant impact on if and when teens have sex.

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Bombing Surge

As we enter the third month of the U.S. military buildup, the devastating suicide attacks on two bridges in Baghdad and a bloody assault on a holy city undermine the Bush administration’s claims of progress in Iraq.

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Disneyland for Creationists

Welcome to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where vegetarian dinosaurs play with human children and 60 million years in their evolutionary age just disappears.

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Putin Puts Kasparov in Check

Vladimir Putin’s regime, with the aid of 9,000 police officers, attempted to prevent a rally in Moscow by arresting opposition leader Garry Kasparov along with dozens of other protesters and even some journalists. The chess phenom has accused Putin of trampling on democracy.

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Cash In on Global Warming

Why worry about preventing the climate crisis when you can profit from it? An online gambling site received more than 3,000 bets in three days on whether or when major U.S. landmarks will be flooded. Most are banking on Manhattan being underwater by 2011.

Posted on Apr 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Another Iraq War

The Bush administration finds itself in a difficult position as tensions between two regional allies threaten to escalate to war. The Turkish military is fed up with Kurdish rebels it says have safe harbor in northern Iraq, and now wants to mount an assault across the border. One of Iraq’s Kurdish leaders has said such an attack would trigger retaliation.

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No Shortage of Messages, or Bloodshed

Iraq’s parliament convened for a special meeting Friday to send a “clear message” of its strength and solidarity to insurgent groups after Thursday’s fatal bombing in a government cafeteria. 

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Kremlin Condemns Exile’s Revolutionary Plot

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood suspense thriller, but exiled Russian multimillionaire Boris Berezovsky seems quite serious about his scheme to oust President Vladimir Putin’s Moscow government in a “violent overthrow.” 

Posted on Apr 13, 2007 READ MORE


Wolfowitz Caught in the Act

As head of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz cut off funding to nations he deemed corrupt—but then corruptly rewarded his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, with a plum job.  Now he’s feeling pressure to resign from higher-ups within the organization.

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