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The Bay of Pigs Turns 50

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Cuba’s defeat of a CIA-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs, and the communist nation remembered the occasion with a parade Saturday celebrating the bloody nose it delivered to its powerful neighbor. 

Posted on Apr 16, 2011 READ MORE



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An Island’s Disappearing Act

A 30-year territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh was resolved this week when a tiny uninhabited island, known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis, up and disappeared (Ta-da!) due to rising seas.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010 READ MORE


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Cubans Hoping for a Thaw

The 50-year U.S. relationship with revolutionary Cuba may warm up this winter, with some on the island seeing an Obama presidency as an indicator of potential change in the two countries’ diplomatic and trade status. A Havana barber is quoted as holding hope for reconciliation despite the fact that Obama “is a capitalist and likely an imperialist.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 READ MORE


Moderate GOP’er Bests a Conservative in R.I.

Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican who has often clashed with Bush & Co., fended off a conservative challenger in the Rhode Island primary. It’s actually bad news for progressives; R.I. is a left-leaning state, so it would have been easier to defeat the conservative in November.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Bush’s Hawaiian Education

Bush just designated a stretch of the Hawaiian Islands a national monument after watching a documentary about the ocean there. How nice. So what, exactly, is his excuse for not even watching Al Gore’s movie on a slightly more important environmental issue?

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


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