April 2007

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    War On Drugs: Cocaine Purer, Cheaper

    Yet another sign that we need some new ideas about how to address the issue of drugs in America. From the AP: (AP) Cocaine prices in the United States have dropped and the drug’s purity increased, despite years of effort and nearly $5 billion spent by the U.S. government to combat Colombia’s drug industry, the […]

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    700,000 Turks Protest Religious Government

    The moderates are coming out in the Islamic world and demanding a reformation. How successful will they be? From the AP: ISTANBUL, Turkey –Some 700,000 Turks waving the red national flag flooded central Istanbul on Sunday to demand the resignation of the government, saying the Islamic roots of Turkey’s leaders threatened to destroy the country’s […]

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    Vitamin D Helps Stem Rise In Cancer Cases?

    Interesting… For decades, researchers have puzzled over why rich northern countries have cancer rates many times higher than those in developing countries â€â€? and many have laid the blame on dangerous pollutants spewed out by industry. But research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical notion: […]

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    Over 80 Free Men Held At Guantanamo Indefinitely

    We kidnap them, “interrogate” them and then find out they did nothing wrong. But then their countries don’t want them anymore. From the Wash Post: LONDON — More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their […]

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    Churches Help Manage Debt

    From the UPI: LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 29 (UPI) — A growing number of churches and Christian radio stations say they have a rope to offer to the millions of Americans drowning in debt. Programs being marketed in church circles offer a mix of budget planning, cost-cutting and debt management bolstered by the Bible, the New […]

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    Next Week Is Deborah Jeane Palfrey Week

    I think it’s quite telling about the human condition that the one person who will most likely destroy thousands of lives and careers in Washington is not a lobbyist or a politician, but somebody who peddled the one thing most people can’t live without. Personally, aside from hypocrites like Randall Tobias, I don’t think anybody […]

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    Unity '08 Wants Bloomberg

    I found this tidbit in the latest story about Unity ’08 by Eleanor Clift… The site is inviting “Dream Teamâ€Â? submissions, and the founders are briefing potential candidates. Among them: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s pro-gun control and pro-environment, and Nebraska GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, an antiwar Republican. The founders don’t quite say […]

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    Unity ’08 Wants Bloomberg

    I found this tidbit in the latest story about Unity ’08 by Eleanor Clift… The site is inviting “Dream Teamâ€Â? submissions, and the founders are briefing potential candidates. Among them: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s pro-gun control and pro-environment, and Nebraska GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, an antiwar Republican. The founders don’t quite say […]

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