Monthly Archives: February 2009

Prediction: Obama will speak in Jakarta

One of President Obama’s campaign promises was to make a speech in “an Islamic capital” some time during his first 100 days in office.  Given the course of events, I strongly suspect that the intended capital is Jakarta, the capital … Continue reading

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Happy Lincoln-Darwin Bicentennial!

On this day two hundred years ago, two very influential figures were born.  Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, and Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution by means of natural selection … Continue reading

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Khatami 2009

It appears that Mohammed Khatami, a reformist and former President of Iran has thrown his name into the ring for Iran’s Presidential election on June 12.  I am hoping that he succeeds because a Khatami Presidency may be an opening … Continue reading

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