myanmar generals’ travesty

May 9, 2008

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When the unfortunate people of Myanmar get through the catastrophe of the cyclone that is believed to have killed over 23,000 over the weekend and put 1.5 million at risk of starvation or disease, they will hopefully have the strength to come together and overthrow the nasty, corrupt and callous military regime that is prolonging […]

oil prices still the key

May 8, 2008

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While the worst of the credit crunch might be over, as articulated by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in the hope of shoring up confidence in the battered US economy, the real indicator consumers should be watching is oil prices. The economy has been flirting with disaster, no thanks to the credit crunch, which led […]

microsoft right to walk from yahoo

May 7, 2008

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Pundits can deride Microsoft for walking away from the hostile Yahoo takeover deal as much as they want, but Microsoft can heave a sigh of relief for dodging a bullet. No, Steve Ballmer was not being all hat and no cattle, as some have labeled his action for withdrawing from the attempt to buy Yahoo […]

nadal knocked out in rome

May 7, 2008

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Getty Images photo Wow, what a shocker. In what should have been a routine match for clay court king Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Rome Masters, he suffered a shocking upset in the hands of former French Open champion and Spanish compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero, 7-5, 6-1. Ferrero now joins the very […]

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wright fall-out for obama

May 3, 2008

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Well, it looks like the halo over Senator Barack Obama’s head is starting to lose its shine. It took Obama’s former pastor, the incendiary Reverend Jeremiah Wright, to cause likely voters to take a longer, harder look at Obama. And they don’t seem to like what they see after the hullabaloo of the past week, […]

taking on fox news

May 2, 2008

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“How are you going to stand up to the terrorists when you’re afraid of Fox News?” Jay Leno famously mocked the Democrats’ refusal to appear on Fox News-sponsored debates during his monologue on his nightly “Tonight Show”.  But these days, it looks like the Democrats have toughened up and are bravely taking on the channel seen […]

100th win and still dominant

May 1, 2008

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Perhaps we should just wrap up the clay court season for tennis this year and move right on to the grass court season. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, probably the best clay court tennis player of all time, has just reached another astonishing milestone and does not even come close to slowing down on the red dirt […]