Category Archives: Politics

A Canadian majority government

Canada just held its federal election, triggered by a political scandal concerning the conduct of the previous election, and it appears that the results have been disastrous for Canada’s opposition Liberal Party.  In the past few weeks, the New Democrat … Continue reading

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What Americans should fear most

I’ve been thinking about the statement that Newt Gingrich made in front of John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church church last month: I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively … Continue reading

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U.S. set to enter another war

Today, the United Nations Security Council voted 10-0 (with Russia, China, Germany, India, and Brazil abstaining) to authorize the creation of a no-fly zone over Libya, a country locked into a civil war after troops began firing on protesters who … Continue reading

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Beware genetic paternalism

Razib Khan has a post raising the alarm over a potential batch of new regulations running through the FDA that will restrict consumer’s access to their own genetic data.  He includes this video: It is depressing to see this sort … Continue reading

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Mubarak steps down, but there’s a long road ahead

Omar Sulieman recently announced Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and his delegation of control to the Supreme Council of the Armed Services.  While this is a tremendous victory for protesters, who have held steadfastly … Continue reading

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A round-up of commentary on Egypt

Events have been proceeding apace in Egypt and there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of that country.  The latest news as of this posting is that Mubarak has dismissed his government and will announce a new … Continue reading

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Disunity in Egypt

It seems that in the past few days, sentiments from the ongoing revolution in Tunisia have spread elsewhere in the Arab world and have manifested themselves in huge demonstrations today on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria among other places … Continue reading

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