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  • Mike Boyce to run for Congress

    12/19/2007 4:31:57 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 8 replies · 158+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal Online ^ | December 14, 2007 | AP Wire
    Mike Boyce to run for Congress Published: 12/14/2007 The Associated Press ATLANTA - Retired Marine Corps Col. Mike Boyce, back from a 10-month stint as an infrastructure contractor in Iraq, is seeking to challenge Rep. Tom Price for his 6th District seat. The 58-year-old Republican said he is running because of the need to enforce laws on illegal immigration and his concerns about the economy, Georgia's water woes and the war on terrorism. Boyce, who lives in Marietta, said his maternal grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and Portugal. "They came here for the same reason that a lot...
  • Corruption is disabling fledgling Iraqi government

    10/19/2007 9:28:24 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 11 replies · 35+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | October 19, 2007 | Arthur Brennan
    Corruption is disabling fledgling Iraqi government Efforts to stop graft minimal, ineffectual By ARTHUR BRENNAN For the Monitor Oct 18, 2007 The U.S. Embassy Annex in the former imperial palace in Baghdad is a hub of activity. There are endless meetings, PowerPoint presentations and electronic and telephonic communications. Unfortunately, there is slim evidence that any of this activity has resulted in any substantial help to the Iraqi people in their efforts to build a responsible and accountable government. In fact, there is little reliable evidence about what is actually going on within the Iraqi government. All we know is what...
  • Quinnipiac [Poll on NJ GOP Gov. Primary -- Bret & Doug TIED!]

    06/06/2005 6:12:40 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 21 replies · 580+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | June 6, 2005 | Quinnipiac Poll
    Quinnipiac: DEAD HEAT The race for the GOP nomination for New Jersey Governor is too close to call, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning showing Doug Forrester at 35% and Bret Schundler at 33%. Four days ago, a Quinnipiac poll had Forrester ahead by eleven points, 40%-29%. The second horserace is for third place, with John Murphy, Paul DiGaetano and Steve Lonegan all within 2% of each other. Three out of ten voters (31%) say they could still change their minds, while 69% say their decision is final. “No candidate in this race has generated great...
  • Funding curb forces Virginia reality check

    06/03/2005 6:48:16 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 16 replies · 360+ views
    Jane's ^ | January 24, 2005 | Andrew Koch
    Funding curb forces Virginia reality check By Andrew Koch JDW Bureau Chief Washington, DC The long-term health of the US Navy's Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) - one of its most cherished programmes - appears in grave danger because of the growing cost of the war in Iraq, tightening defence budgets and mounting deficits. According to US Department of Defense (DoD) documents, statements by senior navy officials and insider accounts, a combination of funding shortfalls and pressures from the highest levels of the DoD are moving decision-makers toward the conclusion that the Virginia-class programme should be cancelled well before its...
  • SUBMARINES: Beijing, We Have A Problem

    06/03/2005 6:42:55 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 10 replies · 975+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 3, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison
    SUBMARINES: Beijing, We Have A Problem June 3, 2005: For the second time in twenty-six months, a Chinese Ming-class submarine has had a major accident. The Ming is a Chinese variant of the Russian Romeo-class submarine. The Mings displace 2,113 tons, have eight 21-inch torpedo tubes (six forward, two aft), and a top speed of 33 kilometers per hour when submerged. Mings differ from the Romeo in having a slightly different powerplant (giving it a 9 kilometer per hour advantage over the Romeo’s top submerged speed) and a larger hull that adds about 400 tons of displacement. The 2003 accident...
  • ARMED FORCES OF THE WORLD: The Mighty Japanese Navy

    02/19/2005 12:35:54 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 39 replies · 2,269+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | February 19, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison
    ARMED FORCES OF THE WORLD: The Mighty Japanese Navy February 19, 2005: The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force) is arguably the second-best navy in the Pacific, trailing only the United States Navy. The JMSDF has a large number modern surface combatants and the third-largest submarine force among Pacific naval powers, and it could be a potential player in any fight across the Formosa Strait due to the fact that Japan’s ties with Taiwan have become much closer. The primary surface vessels in the JMSDF are the destroyers. Japan’s had a long tradition of building a superb destroyer force – in...
  • Insider's Edge: [NJ] Gubernatorial Politics

    02/16/2005 5:58:00 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 6 replies · 707+ views
    Insider's Edge ^ | 2/16/05 | Wally Edge
    Insider's Edge . . . Gubernatorial Politics ‘Tis the season of County Conventions, a semi-democratic process that political parties use to award their sometimes valuable organization line to contenders for statewide and local office. Some counties use a truly open process that allows candidates to campaign among party members to gain the organization endorsement; others are criticized as merely a tool to ratify the endorsement of a handful of party leaders. Over the next seven weeks, twelve Republican county organizations will meet to pick one candidate to run on their organization line. Like the presidential primary process, a candidate can...
  • CONGO: Sex [United Nations]

    02/16/2005 4:59:35 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 11 replies · 423+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2/16/05 | Unattributed
    CONGO: Sex Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo, formerly Zaire) February 16, 2005: The dam has finally broken on coverage of UN sex crimes in the Congo. On February 11, the UN secretary-general’s office issued an unusual order. The order bans sex between UN peacekeepers and Congolese “locals.” For months the international press has run stories of child sex, gang rapes, and sexual exploitation by UN troops in the Congo. This has led to investigations and charges against at least 50 troops. The sex scandals are another embarrassment for the UN. Lack of accountability and oversight are the big issues....
  • Talk of income tax cut rollback by Codey brings GOP criticism

    02/13/2005 1:05:43 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 20 replies · 393+ views
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2/5/05 | Joe Donohue
    Republicans pounced yesterday on a report that the Codey administration might seek a partial rollback of income tax cuts to balance the upcoming budget, and a key Democratic legislator said the idea wouldn't fly. The Press of Atlantic City reported yesterday that administration officials trying to close a potential $4 billion gap in the coming year's budget might seek to reverse some of the income tax cuts enacted under Republican Gov. Christie Whitman in the 1990s.
  • Disabled Attorney Says 'Apprentice' Biased

    02/09/2005 12:35:12 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 78 replies · 1,308+ views
    AP ^ | 2/9/05 | JIM SUHR
    Disabled Attorney Says 'Apprentice' Biased The Associated Press By JIM SUHR Feb. 9, 2005 | ST. LOUIS | (AP) - A quadriplegic lawyer has sued producers of NBC's "The Apprentice," saying the tryouts for the popular reality show discriminate by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical health. In his federal lawsuit filed here last week, James Schottel Jr. wants a preliminary injunction that would force the show's producers to drop such requirements that exclude him and "others similarly situated" from being considered for the show. The St. Louis attorney, who has applied to try out for the show...
  • Casey Denies She Endorsed Forrester [NJ Gov.]

    02/04/2005 12:06:26 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 206+ views
    PoliticsNJ ^ | 2/4/05
    Casey Denies She Endorsed Forrester Former Bergen GOP Chairwoman Marlene Casey is denying that she has endorsed Doug Forrester for Governor. Her name was released as one of four Bergen County Republicans backing Forrester. Casey, who has contributed $2,000 to Steve Lonegan's gubernatorial campaign, says she had never seen the quote attributed to her. "A this time I am not endorsing any particular candidate for governor. The field is full of qualified people and I will be happy to support whichever of these Republicans emerges from our convention," Casey said in an e-mail to PoliticsNJ.com. "Please remove my name from...
  • Italy's Last World War One Veteran Dies at 110

    01/29/2005 5:13:27 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 13 replies · 1,771+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2005
    Italy's Last World War One Veteran Dies at 110 Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:55 AM ET ROME (Reuters) - Italy lost its last veteran from World War One this week when Carlo Orelli, popularly known as "the last infantryman," died at the age of 110, the government said Tuesday. Orelli fought as a foot-soldier in the trenches around Trieste which is now part of north-eastern Italy. As Italy's oldest survivor of the 1914-1918 war, he was a minor celebrity and a book based on his wartime diaries was published last year. President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi paid tribute to a soldier...
  • Calculating Chinese Capabilities [re: Taiwan]

    01/27/2005 8:46:16 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 25 replies · 784+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | January 27, 2005
    INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS: Calculating Chinese Capabilities January 27, 2005: Department of Defense intelligence analysts are having a hard time figuring out when China thinks it will be ready to make a grab for Taiwan. The recent surge in the construction of short range amphibious ships, and constant movement of more ballistic missiles to within range of Taiwan, indicate something may happen sooner rather than later. Taiwan is only 300 kilometers from China. There are about 600 DF-15 missiles (with a range of 600 kilometers) aimed at Taiwan now, and by next year, there may be 800. Moreover, it is suspected that...
  • Reevaluating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holy-Day

    01/24/2005 9:28:03 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 16 replies · 1,885+ views
    YourCivilization.com ^ | 1/17/05 | Brandon D. Ragle
    Reevaluating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holy-Day Taking a Closer Look at the Left’s Patron Saint of Diversity By Brandon D. Ragle, 1-17-05 Today, as I am sure most of you are aware, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday celebrating the life and accomplishments of the civil rights leader, renowned as a champion of equality and hero to untold numbers of Americans. Unless you are—God-forbid—a government employee, the chances that you have even given much thought to today’s holiday are slim. While King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is now cemented in the minds of Americans young and...
  • China builds up strategic sea lanes

    01/20/2005 7:56:16 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 53 replies · 886+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2005 | Bill Gertz
    China is building up military forces and setting up bases along sea lanes from the Middle East to project its power overseas and protect its oil shipments, according to a previously undisclosed internal report prepared for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
  • Re-Envisioning Asia

    01/18/2005 10:19:00 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 2 replies · 441+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 1/6/05 | Francis Fukuyama
    Re-Envisioning Asia January 6, 2005 Re-Envisioning Asia By FRANCIS FUKUYAMA From the January/February 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs. Francis Fukuyama is a Professor of International Political Economy at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the author of State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT A key task facing the second Bush administration is devising the proper security architecture for eastern Asia. The United States is confronting several immediate problems, including the North Korean nuclear standoff, tension between China and Taiwan, and Islamist terrorism in Southeast Asia. But a forward-looking...
  • U.S. caught in clash of civilizations

    01/12/2005 8:26:13 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 5 replies · 1,650+ views
    Japan Today ^ | January 10, 2005 | Interview of Samuel Huntington
    U.S. caught in clash of civilizations Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity By Samuel P Huntington Political scientist Samuel P Huntington made telling predictions about the current state of the world with his "Clash of Civilizations" theory almost a decade ago. Recently, he made headlines again with a new thought-provoking book, "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity," which tries to redefine the meaning of the American nation. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the American people reelected President George W Bush as a war leader, despite a...
  • Give us more power, says GOP class of '94

    01/12/2005 8:03:27 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 460+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/05 | Alexander Bolton
    Give us more power, says GOP class of '94 By Alexander Bolton The GOP freshman class of 1994 is growing restless and dissatisfied with being frozen out of leadership positions in the House. Members of that revolutionary class, which came to Congress 74 strong 11 years ago, are talking among themselves about the need to become more outspoken and to take at least an informal leadership role within the Republican caucus. They held a reunion last weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz., where they reminisced about their capture of nearly 50 Democratic seats a decade ago and the triumphs and disappointments of...
  • An Odd Kind of Jockeying [NJ: Codey vs. Corzine]

    01/09/2005 2:00:19 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 6 replies · 325+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 9, 2005 | TERRY GOLWAY and JOSH BENSON
    An Odd Kind of Jockeying January 9, 2005 By TERRY GOLWAY and JOSH BENSON HACKENSACK YES, Senator Jon S. Corzine is running for governor. No, that is not why he is sitting next to his prospective opponent, Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, at a swearing-in ceremony on a wet and dreary winter day in Hackensack. "I would be doing this whether or not I were running for governor," Mr. Corzine said from the shelter of an umbrella after Sheriff Leo P. McGuire of Bergen County took the oath of office last Monday. Mr. Corzine is a declared candidate for governor....
  • The Republican Dictionary [For laughs!]

    01/02/2005 4:23:24 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 25 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Nation ^ | 12/21/04 | Katerina van den Heuvel
    The Republican Dictionary: Part 3 12/21/2004 @ 5:49pm This past November, I wrote about the right's semantic trickery and proposed an idea for how we could debunk and decode the conservative's Orwellian Code of encrypted language: A Republican Dictionary. I put together a small list and asked readers to send me their own entries. Response has been overwhelming--more than 375 people have sent definitions. I published a small sample of the entries I've received in this space earlier this month. Below I'm publishing a second batch of reader submissions to this on-going project. We're going to continue posting additional entries...
  • AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS: Old Chinese Warships Converted to Fast Transports

    01/02/2005 3:09:53 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 42 replies · 1,170+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 2, 2004 | Strategy Page
    AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS: Old Chinese Warships Converted to Fast Transports January 2, 2005: China is converting older frigates and destroyers to APDs (fast transports). At the rate the conversions are going, China will soon have at least eight APDs. The first to be converted are the Jianghu class frigates, which were built in the 1970s and are now being retired. To create an APD, most weapons are removed from these frigates, with the now empty spaces modified to transport cargo or troops. The 1,800 ton Jianghu’s have a top speed of about 46 kilometers an hour. This enables APDs to move...
  • Get serious about immigration enforcement

    12/30/2004 11:39:44 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 286+ views
    Dallas Morning News via City Journal ^ | 12/30/04 | Heather Mac Donald
    Get serious about immigration enforcement December 30, 2004 By Heather Mac Donald Now that the Bernard Kerik nomination has crashed and burned, President Bush should ask the next candidate for Department of Homeland Security chief the most important question for the job: Will you enforce the law against border trespassers? Nothing compromises our domestic defense against Islamic terrorism more than our failure to control who enters the country. The alien-smuggling trade is the "sea in which terrorists swim," explains David Cohen, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner for intelligence and an ex-CIA expert on al-Qaeda. Yet fear of offending...
  • Reverting to (Stereo)type [Vatican vs. Israel]

    12/30/2004 6:02:56 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 1 replies · 292+ views
    NY Sun ^ | December 30, 2004 | Edward Morrissey
    The Vatican in its newspaper yesterday mistakenly scolded Israel for not offering aid to Sri Lanka when in fact the anti-Semites in the island nation refused entry to the Israeli aid delegation. In the language it used to issue its judgment on the only nation in Southwest Asia that allows Christians unfettered religious freedom, the Vatican revealed a bias that calls into question Pope John Paul II's famous outreach to Jews.
  • Rudy’s Bernie Weekend

    12/15/2004 11:24:01 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 512+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 12/15/04 | Ben Smith
    Rudy’s Bernie Weekend by Ben Smith Three years and three months is a long time to keep your sainthood if you’re still among the living, so give Rudy Giuliani credit: He had a good run. But mark the date: On Dec. 11, 2004, in a splash of tabloid headlines, history returned to the man formerly known as "America’s Mayor." His attempt to install his former driver and rough-edged alter ego as the Secretary of Homeland Security backfired, his new Republican friends threw him overboard and, returning to New York, he found the city he’d once tamed turning on him, its...
  • The Coming Arab Revolt

    12/15/2004 10:33:31 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 11 replies · 456+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | 12/15/04 | Austin Bay
    The Coming Arab Revolt by Austin Bay December 15, 2004 Mark it on your calendar: Next month, the Arab Middle East will revolt. However, generals with tanks and terrorists with fatwas won't be leading the revolution. This time, Arab moderates and liberal reformers -- the Middle East's genuine rebels -- are the insurgent vanguard. Put a circle around Jan. 9. That's the day Palestinians go to the polls to elect a president. In the desperate, divided and terrorized Palestinian statelet, electoral politics (ballots) are replacing pistol politics (bullets). That is a revolution -- a worldview-shattering, history-creating revolution. Draw another circle...
  • AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS: China Builds Invasion Fleet

    12/14/2004 3:01:37 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 153 replies · 2,485+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Doug Mohney
    AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS: China Builds Invasion Fleet December 14, 2004: China is apparently building a large quantity of amphibious shipping. Two LSDs (Landing Ship Dock) are being built in large covered sheds. They appear to be about 25,000 tons each and carry four LCAC (high speed landing craft) and four helicopters each. China is building 4-5 LSTs (Landing Ship Tank) a year. These are 4,800 tons displacement each and can carry about 2,000 tons if they are not going to run up on a beach. The Chinese prefer to avoid that, as it eventually destroys the LST, and you can carry...
  • The Insider's Edge: Threesomes [Schundler, NJ]

    12/11/2004 10:57:06 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 17 replies · 633+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | December 8, 2004 | Wally Edge
    The Insider's Edge Threesomes At this point four years ago, BRET SCHUNDLER was the Mayor of Jersey City running against the longtime Senate President who was about to become the Acting Governor. Establishment Republicans initially dismissed him as a real factor in the gubernatorial candidate selection process, allowing him to spend considerable time quietly working his party's conservative base. It wasn't until the ethical woes of DONALD DIFRANCESCO became front page news that Schundler began to be viewed as a serious contender. When DiFrancesco dropped out and was replaced by former Congressman ROBERT FRANKS, the so-called establishment figured they had...
  • When War Must Be the Answer

    12/06/2004 3:13:13 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 15 replies · 1,103+ views
    Policy Review ^ | December 2004 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    When War Must Be the Answer By James V. Schall James V. Schall, S.J., is professor of government at Georgetown University. He is the author of At the Limits of Political Philosophy (Catholic University Press of America, 1996) among many other books. It has been the fault of both pacifism and liberalism in the past that they have ignored the immense burden of inherited evil under which society and civilization labour and have planned an imaginary world for an impossible humanity. We must recognize that we are living in an imperfect world in which human and superhuman forces of evil...
  • With or without Codey, Corzine set to enter race for [NJ] Governor

    12/02/2004 8:57:01 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 9 replies · 400+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | 12/2/04 | Steve Kornacki
    With or without Codey, Corzine set to enter race for Governor By STEVE KORNACKI PoliticsNJ.com December 1 - When Jon S. Corzine steps before the cameras in Newark on Thursday afternoon, he’s expected to announce the formation of an exploratory committee for next year’s governor’s race -- a pro forma move tantamount to a declaration of candidacy and an effort to re-establish the sense of inevitability that surrounded his gubernatorial aspirations this past summer. Corzine began calling key Democratic officials and party leaders before Thanksgiving, telling them that he planned to make his announcement sometime this week. Word of the...
  • Schundler [NJ] launches bid for Governor

    11/30/2004 12:46:51 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 25 replies · 1,374+ views
    Politics NJ.com ^ | 11/30/04 | Steve Kornacki
    Schundler launches bid for Governor By STEVE KORNACKI PoliticsNJ.com JERSEY CITY, November 29 - At first, it was a familiar pitch, a handful of well-known warm-up speakers invoking the various forms of The Bret Schundler Story that the former Jersey City mayor had hoped would resonate with the statewide electorate in 2001. Curtis Sliwa, Steve Forbes and Peggy Noonan, national Republicans with ties to New Jersey , took turns signing the praises of the Wall Street whiz kid who beat the old Hudson County machine in the early ‘90s; the maverick Republican who’s more at ease spreading his message in...
  • [US Attorney Christopher] Christie not running for [New Jersey] Governor in 2005

    11/19/2004 1:44:32 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 3 replies · 427+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | 11/19/04
    Christie not running for governor in 2005 US Attorney Christopher Christie has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2005. (11/19/04)
  • Will New Jersey get a Lieutenant Governor?

    11/17/2004 2:32:23 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 11 replies · 388+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | 11/16/04 | STEVE KORNACKI
    Will New Jersey get a Lieutenant Governor? By STEVE KORNACKI PoliticsNJ.com November 16 - If the state Assembly gets its way, Garden State voters will have the option next fall of approving a constitutional amendment that would create an office of lieutenant governor and make its occupant next in line to the governorship. Opinion polls show the public overwhelmingly favoring the concept, so now that the amendment has won the necessary supermajority approval in the lower house the only obstacle blocking New Jersey from becoming the 43rd state with a lieutenant governor seems to be the state Senate, which has...
  • McGreevey violated rules when he donated blood

    11/16/2004 6:04:29 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 48 replies · 2,399+ views
    www.politicsnj.com ^ | 11/16/04 | Tom Baldwin
    McGreevey violated rules when he donated blood Tuesday, November 16, 2004 By TOM BALDWIN Gannett State Bureau TRENTON Gay former Gov. James E. McGreevey donated blood despite clear public-health rules saying his alternative lifestyle made him ineligible. But McGreevey at the time, almost two years ago, camouflaged his homosexuality behind his second marriage. It was not until 18 months later, last August, when he revealed he is gay and had "an adult consensual affair with another man." By then, any donated blood would have vanished into the blood-bank system, according to the American Red Cross, which conducted the blood drive...
  • Codey hints at full-term bid for governor [New Jersey]

    11/13/2004 9:30:12 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 228+ views
    North Jersey Media Group ^ | 11/13/04 | Wayne Parry
    Codey hints at full-term bid for governor Saturday, November 13, 2004 By WAYNE PARRY ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST BRUNSWICK - New Jersey's next governor is already looking beyond the 14-month term he'll begin next week. Although he has yet to take office, state Senate President Richard J. Codey is contemplating whether to seek a full four-year term in next November's gubernatorial election. He'll take over Tuesday as acting governor following the resignation of Governor McGreevey over a gay sex scandal. Addressing a state economic development conference Friday morning, Codey ended his final public speech before assuming the governorship by pointing out...
  • China builds on ties with Brazil

    11/11/2004 5:45:21 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 412+ views
    BBC World ^ | 11/11/04 | BBC Staff
    China builds on ties with Brazil Hu Jintao hopes new deals will help accelerate China's growth Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Brazil, on the first leg of a two-week trip to Latin America. He is visiting Brazil in a bid to secure trade deals to satisfy China's burgeoning demand for foreign goods. Bilateral trade has grown strongly in recent years and China is now Brazil's fastest-growing market. President Hu hopes the Brazilian trip will lead to trade agreements on beef, poultry, soya and ethanol, an important industrial chemical. The president, who is accompanied by more than 150 businessmen,...
  • Steve Lonegan for Governor [NJ Conservatives Squabble]

    11/11/2004 2:33:56 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 26 replies · 1,589+ views
    Dear fellow conservative: Last week you received an email (see below) from Paul Weyrich supporting Bret Schundler's candidacy for New Jersey Governor. Unfortunately, since Paul, like most Schundler for Governor supporters, does not live in New Jersey, he may not be aware of why nearly every New Jersey conservative leader who backed Bret in 2001 is not supporting his candidacy in 2005 and why most are with Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan for Governor (www.loneganforgovernor.com). As someone who helped Bret Schundler in both the 2001 primary and general election, I'm writing you to explain why I too am not supporting Schundler...
  • Yasser Arafat Dead at age 75 [NY Sun Obit]

    11/11/2004 11:35:33 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 18 replies · 538+ views
    New York Sun ^ | November 11, 2004 | Stephen Miller
    Yasser Arafat, the terrorist leader bent on destroying Israel who insisted he wanted to die a martyr to the Palestinian cause, managed instead to die of natural causes last night at a hospital in Clamart, France. He was 75. A consummate survivor, Arafat fused his own personality with the political aspirations of the Palestinian Arab people. He did this while waging a lifelong war against the existence of the state of Israel through terrorist means that included involvement in the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, and the development of airline hijacking as a weapon in the...
  • Next time, Schundler vows to be on message

    04/26/2004 10:04:42 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 14 replies · 130+ views
    PoliticsNJ ^ | 4/27/04 | STEVE KORNACKI
    Next time, Schundler vows to be on message By STEVE KORNACKI PoliticsNJ.com JERSEY CITY - Take a ride with Bret Schundler and you might learn a thing or two about him. For starters, it turns out he's something of a vigilante -- with an ability to multitask. This I discovered as we were parked -- him behind the wheel of his red Toyota convertible, me seated shotgun --on a quiet residential street in downtown Jersey City on what was a picture perfect morning last Thursday. Schundler was in the process of taking Governor McGreevey to task for something or another...
  • Germany: An Obituary for Structural Reforms

    02/26/2004 7:29:56 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 2 replies · 105+ views
    Stratfor ^ | 2/26/04 | Stratfor staff
    Germany: An Obituary for Structural Reforms February 26, 2004 1503 GMT Summary Germany's opposition party is ringing the death knell for economic reforms under the current government, while the chancellor vigorously is calling for help from the European Central Bank. The fate of the German economy -- both in the short and long term -- increasingly rests outside Berlin. Analysis Friedrich Merz, deputy parliamentary leader of the opposition Christian Democrats, said in an interview published Feb. 25 by The Financial Times that reforms to Germany's tax system are unlikely in the current Parliament and will happen only if there is...
  • Afghanistan: U.S. Tactical Change To Lead to Better Intelligence?

    02/20/2004 9:52:29 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 12 replies · 167+ views
    Stratfor ^ | 2/20/04 | Stratfor Staff
    Afghanistan: U.S. Tactical Change To Lead to Better Intelligence? Summary The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan has hinted at new tactics the United States plans to employ in an effort to streamline operations. The crux of the change will be the deployment of platoon-sized elements into Afghan villages. This shift has the potential to significantly benefit U.S. forces and the indigenous population -- but it brings new dangers for U.S. troops with it. Analysis Lt. Gen. David Barno, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, on Feb. 18 mentioned a planned shift in U.S. military tactics. The key component will...
  • Why Are Universities Dominated by the Left?

    02/16/2004 1:34:03 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 52 replies · 511+ views
    Tech Central ^ | 2/13/04 | Edward Feser
    Why Are Universities Dominated by the Left? By Edward Feser 02/13/2004 The hegemony of the Left over the universities is so overwhelming that not even Leftists deny it. Whether the institution is public or private, a community college or an Ivy League campus, you can with absolute confidence predict that the curriculum will be suffused with themes such as: capitalism is inherently unjust, dehumanizing, and impoverishing; socialism, whatever its practical failures, is motivated by the highest ideals and that its luminaries -- especially Marx -- have much to teach us; globalization hurts the poor of the Third World; natural resources...
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Moore

    02/09/2004 12:30:38 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 3 replies · 100+ views
    www.lewrockwell.com ^ | 2/9/04 | William Anderson
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Moore by William L. Anderson When Elvis Presley met his maker on that fateful day in August 1977, John Lennon of Beatles fame remarked that the King had made "a good career move." Lennon made his comment unmindful of the fact that a scant three years later, he himself would make his own "good career move" when a disturbed young man shot down the rock star while he stood in front of his apartment building in Manhattan. Martyrdom – or what is called such in our postmodern age – is good for one’s...
  • A New Jersey Tax Revolt

    01/28/2004 6:32:34 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 6 replies · 191+ views
    The New York Sun (City Journal) ^ | 1/26/04 | Steven Malanga
    A New Jersey Tax Revolt By STEVEN MALANGA Mr. Malanga is a contributing editor of City Journal, from whose latest issue this is adapted. New Jersey Republicans suffered a humiliating defeat in November’s elections, even as the GOP made big gains across much of the rest of the country. Jersey’s floundering Republicans face a similar problem to that of their equally unsuccessful New York brethren: powerful public-sector groups that live off government money and push incessantly for ever higher taxes have seized control of the state’s politics, and feckless GOP leaders have accommodated them, leaving the state party without core...
  • Match Game (State Obstructs Hunt for UBL?)

    01/26/2004 10:36:54 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Inside the Ring ^ | 1/23/04 | Bill Gertz
    Match game The world's most sought-after terrorist may be caught thanks to common matchbooks. The State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security is circulating thousands of the most-wanted matchbooks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The green books feature a picture of Osama bin Laden and, in Arabic, information on why he is sought, the reward of up to $25 million and a 1-800-number to report a tip. Bin Laden is believed to be moving around in the no-man's-land tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Like the tip that resulted in the Dec. 13 capture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the Bush...
  • Unlikely Leader (Dean Meet-Up Infiltrated)

    01/26/2004 4:44:03 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 69 replies · 2,335+ views
    <p>Last month, a Republican lawyer in Mississippi who previously lived here in Washington, infiltrated a Howard Dean for President "meet-up" in Jackson. He took charge of more than the meeting.</p> <p>"I'm basically now head of Central Mississippians for Dean," J. Kevin Broughton tells Inside the Beltway. The handful of Dean supporters on hand included a political consultant who was state chairman of Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign, a retired Army colonel, a local broadcaster and a pair of middle-aged women. Honest lawyer he is, and feeling a bit guilty, Mr. Broughton decided to come clean.</p>
  • Book Alleges Bush Snubbed Whitman

    01/25/2004 3:32:55 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 32 replies · 155+ views
    NJ.com ^ | January 23, 2004 | Jim Goodman
    <p>Former Gov. Christie Whitman was cut out of the decision-making process when President Bush bluntly rejected her efforts as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency director to reach a compromise that would allow the United States to be part of the Global Warming Treaty.</p>
  • Japan -- Demographics (Stratfor)

    01/07/2004 8:39:35 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 3 replies · 174+ views
    Stratfor.com (members only) ^ | 12/29/03 | Stratfor
    Japan's New Debt and Aging Population: Less Global Influence? Summary The 2004 Japanese budget uses new debt to pay for 36.6 trillion yen ($340 billion) out of total outlays of 82.11 trillion yen ($764 billion) in expenditures. A de facto budget deficit of 45 percent is not only unsustainable, but also is only the beginning of an acceleration of the Japanese debt load. On average, Japan's population already is among the world's oldest, and the demographic crisis is accelerating as the populace continues to both age and shrink. This is leaving the government with fewer resources to meet increasing needs,...
  • Nonpartisan Issue (Priests for Life Seek Support at Churches)

    01/07/2004 6:34:14 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 6 replies · 63+ views
    <p>The Catholic Church, specifically its Priests for Life organization, is launching "National Christian Voter Registration Sundays" in advance of the November presidential election.</p> <p>The effort at Catholic parishes nationwide (registration dates are the Sundays of Jan. 18, March 7, May 2, July 4 and Sept. 5) is part of the church's antiabortion strategy for this election year. As for supporting a particular party or candidate?</p>
  • George Nethercutt Loses Out on a Top Gun

    01/07/2004 12:46:02 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 5 replies · 126+ views
    STARTING IN THUNE Dick Wadhams, who in past years successfully steered the initial campaigns of Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard and Gov. Bill Owens, jumped on board the South Dakota Senate campaign of former Rep. John Thune on Monday, in what may be a pivotal race for Republicans. Thune, in announcing his decision to challenge the troubled sitting Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, said he could not take the easy way out and run for a winnable seat in the House of Representatives, when a historic opportunity awaited him in a Senate run that could tip the scales more solidly for...
  • Stupid Vogue (Angry Little Man on lewrockwell.com Rips FR, et al.)

    01/07/2004 12:38:18 AM PST · by BroncosFan · 127 replies · 525+ views
    www.lewrockwell.com ^ | 1/6/04 | Jeffrey Tucker
    <p>The gym has Fox television on, and perhaps I should be grateful, because otherwise it would not have dawned on me just how popular and widely embraced stupid is. By stupid, I don't really intend insult. Stupid is a mental outlook that affirms the crude and base while eschewing the noble and thoughtful. It is an attitude of mind that can be adopted by both low lights and bright lights.</p>