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  • U.S. military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a U.S. strike on Syria

    08/30/2013 6:25:28 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29 | Ernesto Londońo
    “There’s a broad naivete in the political class about America’s obligations in foreign policy issues, and scary simplicity about the effects that employing American military power can achieve,” said retired Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, who served as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the run-up to the Iraq war, noting that many of his contemporaries are alarmed by the plan. New cycle of attacks? Marine Lt. Col. Gordon Miller, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, warned this week of “potentially devastating consequences, including a fresh round of chemical weapons attacks and...
  • The Obama Ballot Challenges: A Crisis of Confidence

    02/09/2012 6:19:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-9-12 | Monte Kuligowski
    Just a few months ago, FOX News reported on polling data which suggested that "[i]f Americans could cast a 'confidence' vote in the style of European parliaments, President Barack Obama would not fare well. A 56-percent majority would give his administration a vote of 'no confidence.'" Ample evidence abounds for Americans to have no confidence that the economic justice activist-turned-politician is working out for the good of the country. Even at the most fundamental level, doubt remains as to whether the man occupying the White House is constitutionally eligible for the job.
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Trump’s rise proves doubts about Obama’s birth can no longer be dismissed -

    04/15/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/15/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Donald Trump’s potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding. Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information. He has ridden the birth controversy to the top of the GOP field.
  • Donald Trump Doubts Obama’s Citizenship: ‘The Whole Thing Is Very Strange’

    03/17/2011 9:27:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 17th, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Donald Trump, in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, has expressed some doubt about President Obama’s citizenship, telling ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield that unlike the president, if people tried to learn more about his life, they’d have no problem finding people who remembered him from his childhood. By comparison, Trump suggests Obama is a man of mystery who only emerged later in life. “It’s very strange,” Trump said.
  • US official doubts N.Korea role in warship sinking

    03/29/2010 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/29/10 | afp
    A senior US official on Monday doubted that North Korea was involved in the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, in which dozens of crewmen are missing. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said that while South Korea was leading the investigation into Friday night's maritime explosion, he had heard nothing to implicate any other country. "Obviously the full investigation needs to go forward. But to my knowledge, there's no reason to believe or to be concerned that that may have been the cause," Steinberg told reporters.
  • Dem poll: Doubts in Obama policies

    12/01/2009 8:46:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 957+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/1/09 | Ian Swanson
    A new survey from Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville finds voters are “pretty uncertain” that President Barack Obama’s policies will work and believe by a narrow margin that Republicans would do a better job on the economy. Carville and Greenberg do not foresee a wave election in 2010 that would return Republicans to congressional majorities, partly because the GOP itself remains damaged from public ill will toward the last Republican Congress and former President George W. Bush. More respondents hold Bush than Obama responsible for the economy and the budget deficit, according to the survey. Still, the findings...
  • Watchdog doubts goals of Obama loan relief plan

    10/09/2009 9:29:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Alan Zibel - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says. The Congressional Oversight Panel, charged with making regular assessments of the $700 billion financial rescue fund enacted last year, said the Treasury Department should consider whether to improve the current $50 billion program or adopt new programs to meet an expected rise in foreclosures fed by increased unemployment. The panel's report is scheduled to be made public Friday. It comes a day after...
  • Russia's Moves Raise Doubts About Obama's 'Reset'

    08/23/2009 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 450+ views
    Time ^ | 8/23/09 | James Marson / Kiev
    The much-trumpeted "reset" of relations between Russia and the U.S. was dealt a slap in the face last week as Moscow went on the offensive against Ukraine and Georgia. After Russian President Dmitri Medvedev waded into Ukrainian politics with barbed criticism of his Ukrainian counterpart's "anti-Russian" policies, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin embarked on a provocative trip to reaffirm support for Abkhazia, the Moscow-backed territory that enjoys de facto independence from Georgia.
  • Castro says he doubts he'll be lucid in 4 years

    01/22/2009 6:12:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/09 | AP
    HAVANA – Fidel Castro suggested Thursday that his health is failing, saying that four years from now he doesn't expect to be following current events. In an online column titled "Reflections of Comrade Fidel," the 82-year-old Cuban leader appeared to be pondering his own mortality, saying Cuban officials "shouldn't feel bound by my occasional Reflections, my state of health or my death." "I have had the rare privilege of observing events over such a long time. I receive information and meditate calmly on those events," he wrote. "I expect I won't enjoy that privilege in four years, when Obama's first...
  • In Denver, Deep Doubts About Obama

    08/25/2008 7:23:14 AM PDT · by library user · 41 replies · 129+ views
    NRO ^ | August 25, 2008 | by Byron York
    Denver — On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, in a downtown high-rise conference room lined with two-way mirrors, 21 undecided Colorado voters sit trying to decide whether they have more doubts and reservations about Barack Obama or John McCain. It’s not easy. The group has been convened by the pollster Frank Luntz, who usually does this sort of thing on live television but has instead organized the session at the behest of the American Association of Retired Persons and the related activist group Divided We Fail. As the voters answer Luntz’s rapid-fire questions, a small group of reporters...
  • Why Obama is in Trouble

    08/11/2008 4:48:23 PM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 24 replies · 140+ views
    American Thinker/real Clear Politics ^ | August 11, 2008 | Steven Warshawsky
    There is palpable anxiety, even despair, among many Republicans and conservatives over the possibility that Barack Obama will be elected president this November. This anxiety is being fueled by the mainstream media's fawning coverage of Obama's every word, while shamelessly downplaying John McCain's campaign; by public opinion polls that purport to show Obama "leading" the race over McCain; and by political commentators, on both sides of the aisle, who believe this is the Democrats' "election to lose," based on historical cycles, an uneven economy, high gas prices, continuing opposition to the Iraq War, and President Bush's dismal approval ratings. I...
  • Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’ [there are “grave doubts” about the Illinois senator......]

    08/10/2008 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 141+ views
    Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’ By Klaus Marre and Walter Alarkon Posted: 08/10/08 12:40 PM [ET] Republican strategist Karl Rove said Sunday the fact that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama does not have a large lead in the race shows that there are “grave doubts” about the Illinois senator. “With a restive electorate, with an economy that's sort of chugging around, with a war in the background, at the end of eight years of Republican rule in the White House, Obama should be way ahead,” Rove, who engineered President Bush’s two election victories and whose name is synonymous with...
  • Andrew Sullivan: The doubts starting to rein back Obama

    08/10/2008 9:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 911+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 10, 2008 | Andrew Sullivan
    Why is it so close? That’s been the chatter after these past two weeks in the three-month run of the Obama-McCain smackdown. The Obamaphiles are nervous that their man has stalled in the polls after what, objectively, was a successful trip overseas. The McCainites, terrified of a Democratic wave, are taking solace in the failure of Barack Obama to break away. The straggling Clintonites are busy preparing their told-you-sos. There are any number of theories offered for the tightness. One is that Obama is too temperamentally aloof for most Americans. According to the columnist Maureen Dowd, he is the Mr...
  • McCain faces doubts among Republican conservatives

    05/11/2008 4:13:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 156 replies · 344+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/08 | Charlotte Raab
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - While John McCain is practically assured the Republican presidential nomination, many party members are having a hard time accepting him -- and showing it with symbolic votes against him in primary contests. The Republican nomination battle has been all but decided for over two months. Still, some Republicans used the April 22 Pennsylvania primary and last week's votes in Indiana and North Carolina to register their unhappiness with the de facto victor. Some vote for libertarian Texan Ron Paul, who has refused to quit the race and has racked up more than one million votes, according to...
  • Greenspan doubts Fed's ability to prevent recession

    01/30/2008 9:18:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 604+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) - Former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan cast doubt on the ability of the central bank to prevent a US recession in an interview to appear on Thursday. Greenspan told the German weekly Die Zeit that the Fed or political policies could "probably not" keep the world's biggest economy from sliding into recession, as financial markets widely expected the US central bank to cut its main lending rate. "The influences of the global economy today are stronger than almost any monetary or budgetary response," the German-language weekly quoted Greenspan as saying. Although he left the post of Fed...
  • Huckabee sows doubts in GOP

    01/02/2008 2:56:52 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 24 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | January 2, 2008 | Ron Fournier
    VAN METER, Iowa - Cradling a cup of coffee on his knee, the Rev. Paul Porter welcomes five neighbors to his home, leads them in a brief prayer and gets down to business. "We're here to help elect Mike Huckabee the next president of the United States," he says. "He's a decent, moral man." His neighbors nod their heads "When you go to the caucuses," Porter continues, "are there any questions about Mike Huckabee that you're nervous about answering?" Again, the heads nod. "Is it the attacks?" he says "Are you worried that he can't withstand the attacks?" Nan Cooley,...
  • U.N. raises doubts on biofuels (and the potential negative impact of biofuels)

    05/08/2007 8:41:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 472+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/07 | Nicole Winfield - ap
    ROME - Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be offset by serious environmental problems and increased food prices for the hungry, the U.N. said Tuesday in its first major report on bioenergy. In an agency-wide assessment, the U.N. raised alarms about the potential negative impact of biofuels, just days after a climate conference in Bangkok said the world had both the money and technology to prevent global warming blamed in part on greenhouse gas emissions. Biofuels, which are made from corn, palm oil, sugar cane and other...
  • CA: Doubts about Schwarzenegger's budget grow

    03/13/2007 6:40:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 3/12/07 | Editorial
    GOV. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious plans for his second term may crumble if the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst is correct with her numbers. While the governor pitched a $2.1 billion surplus when he unveiled his budget in January, Elizabeth Hill estimated that due to slower-than-expected revenue projections, Schwarzenegger's plan would actually leave the state with a $726 million shortfall for fiscal 2007-08. If we assume Hill to be correct — and she often has been — this a warning that must be heeded. Economists have said that a slugglish housing market has hurt economic growth, and state revenues in January were...
  • Group doubts fairness of Saddam tribunal (Humans Rights Watch Barf Alert!)

    08/18/2006 1:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 378+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/06 | Vijay Joshi - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi tribunal is incapable of fairly and effectively trying Saddam Hussein and six others on genocide charges stemming from an Iraqi campaign that killed an estimated 100,000 Kurds in the 1980s, a human rights group said Friday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said the Iraqi High Tribunal must "improve its practices if it is to do justice" in the trial scheduled to start Monday. The case involves Saddam's alleged role in "Operation Anfal" — Arabic for "spoils of war." The 1987-88 operation intended to crush independence-minded Kurdish militias and clear Kurds from the sensitive Iranian frontier....
  • US doubts over Iran attack plans

    07/02/2006 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 943+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 3 July 2006
    SENIOR military officers have warned the US administration that bombing raids against Iran would fail to destroy the country's nuclear program due to a lack of reliable intelligence, the New Yorker magazine reported overnight. Pentagon officers "have told the administration that the bombing campaign will probably not succeed in destroying Iran's nuclear program," Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote in the magazine's latest edition. The military officers are concerned about contingency plans to launch air strikes against Iran because of the absence of actionable intelligence or concrete evidence of bomb making, the magazine said, citing unnamed active duty and...
  • Expert Doubts 'Gospel of Judas' Revelation

    03/02/2006 4:37:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 608+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/06 | Richard N. Ostling - AP
    NEW YORK - An expert on ancient Egyptian texts is predicting that the "Gospel of Judas" — a manuscript from early Christian times that's nearing release amid widespread interest from scholars — will be a dud in terms of learning anything new about Judas. James M. Robinson, America's leading expert on such ancient religious texts from Egypt, predicts in a new book that the text won't offer any insights into the disciple who betrayed Jesus. His reason: While it's old, it's not old enough. "Does it go back to Judas? No," Robinson told The Associated Press on Thursday. The text,...
  • On Abortion and Torture: A Cultural Shift? - (former "pro choicers" now dubious!)

    07/21/2005 9:55:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 584+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | STEVE KELLMEYER
    Unusual things are happening in the feminist world. The Hungarian representative to UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) said that, in the future, abortion will be viewed by women in the same way that torture is now viewed by human rights advocates. Now, given how often the UN turns a blind eye to torture, Saddam Hussein’s regime being a fine example of the carefully shielded glance, we may justifiably wonder if this means torture will become acceptable or abortion unacceptable. But even so, the possibility that CEDAW members are beginning to question the practice is telling....
  • THE MOUNTING PROTESTS - (troubling doubts about Iraq War from Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.)

    06/18/2005 4:58:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 135 replies · 2,687+ views
    UEXPRESS.COM ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.
    It's correct that there is political commotion mounting in opposition to the Iraq war. It is important to distinguish between two kinds. One, which is gaining attention, centers on misrepresentations. The so-called Downing Street Memo is cited. This records an exchange at 10 Downing St. on July 23, 2002, at which, it is said, the representatives of Mr. Bush made it clear that the president had resolved to proceed against Iraq irrespective of what the United Nations might do. Rejecting that account, the Bush people have said that the invasion was not finally planned until after the appeal to the...
  • Senator Clinton 'Abusing the System,' Says NY GOP Opponent-(says she'll dump NY for W.House)

    05/09/2005 12:52:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 852+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | MARC MORANO
    Sen. Hillary Clinton is "abusing the system" -- using New York State voters as a springboard to the presidency, according to a 38-year-old Republican who would like to stop Mrs. Clinton in 2006, well before the 2008 Democratic race for president. "[Clinton] is not even running for U.S. Senate, she is running for president and she clearly has no intention of fulfilling a six-year Senate term if she is re-elected," said likely GOP Senate candidate Adam Brecht in an interview with Cybercast News Service. "Unfortunately, she's abusing the system," Brecht said. "I think putting everyone through the charade of a...
  • Bully for John Bolton - (Center for Individual Freedom endorses John Bolton)

    04/23/2005 6:56:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 319+ views
    CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.ORG ^ | APRIL 2, 2005 | Editors
    John Bolton, President Bush’s nominee to be Ambassador to the United Nations, is a certified tough guy. That’s one of the reasons we support him wholeheartedly and without reservation, for the job. Under different circumstances, different qualifications might be in order, but one of the unique requirements of the presidency is perspective of time and circumstance, including the selection of key administration personnel. This time and this circumstance dictate a John Bolton to be Ambassador to the U.N. The organization that was once the hope for world peace of Miss America contestants and their political counterparts is broken, corrupt and...
  • CA: Some GOP House members have doubts about Schwarzenegger redistricting idea

    01/26/2005 5:51:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 376+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/26/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's push to redraw political district lines is running into skepticism from California House members, including from some fellow Republicans who fear the party risks losing seats. "From a realistic standpoint, it looks like we can lose more than we gain," Marysville Republican Rep. Wally Herger said Wednesday, a day after the state's GOP House delegation met on the issue. "My sense is the majority were probably against it, but I think everybody has their ears open ... and wants to do what's best for the state." As part of the reform plan he unveiled...
  • Identifying Moderate Muslims

    11/23/2004 2:24:40 PM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,575+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 23, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Moderate Islam or Fata Morgana? and freemuslims.org Speaks Out.There is good news to report: The idea that "militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution" is finding greater acceptance over time. But there is also bad news, namely growing confusion over who really is a moderate Muslim. This means that the ideological side of the war on terror is making some, but only limited, progress.The good news: Anti-Islamist Muslims have found their voice since September 11. Their numbers include distinguished academics such as Azar Nafisi (Johns Hopkins), Ahmed al-Rahim (formerly...
  • What if America Just Pulled Out?

    09/26/2004 7:34:25 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 110 replies · 1,829+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 26, 2004 | ROGER COHEN
    EVEN by its own disturbing standards, this was a hallucinatory week in Iraq. Beheadings, kidnappings, bombings, outbreaks of deadly disease and everyday mayhem were accompanied by interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's upbeat statement to Congress: "We are succeeding in Iraq." Are we? The discordant images and messages captured a central difficulty of defining an Iraq policy. In the absence of any semblance of agreement on what the situation is, or even who is behind the insurgency, setting a course is problematic. But with more than 1,000 Americans already dead, and more dying each week, one question has begun to be...
  • A bridge too far? (Was our Iraq mission a failure - One Opinion)

    09/25/2004 11:32:46 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 43 replies · 735+ views
    DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily my opinion but I am putting it out for discussion. This article appeared in the Washington Times two days ago. It's written Arnaud de Borchgrave, a long-time member of the Times. His belief is that Iraq was and continues to be a mistake for the US. My take? de Borchgrave has written articles like this over the last few years so he is consistent in his beliefs. He is a knowledgable, worldly guy so his opinions aren't easily arrived at. Opinions on this article anyone?
  • John Kerry’s record raises doubt

    08/01/2004 12:04:44 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Recently, some veterans wrote defending John Kerry. Have these people bothered to do any research or are they just reading from Kerry’s Web site? What would these people think about the fact that veterans who served with Kerry are saying his ads don’t resemble the truth at all? These veterans have been asked to be removed from Kerry’s ads. Then there is the combat scene Kerry staged to help win medals. How about Kerry admitting to committing war crimes? Or admitting to lying before Congress about the war, lies that the North Vietnamese subsequently used to justify torturing Americans? When...
  • Some Democrats Question Kerry Strategy

    07/27/2004 4:32:14 PM PDT · by Sockdologer · 14 replies · 859+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 27,2004 | RON FOURNIER
    BOSTON - With a "Kerry-Edwards" placard in her lap, three Democratic Party pins on her jacket and a Louisiana delegation sign swaying above her head, Cynthia Morrell is the picture of Democratic unity. But don't get her started about the campaign's decision to pull ads from her state. "A state like mine can't just be tossed away," she says from her front-row floor seat at the Democratic Convention. "We have a good chance of winning if they take us seriously." Kerry has eliminated or reduced his ad campaign in Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and other states to meet needs elsewhere,...
  • Athens Airs Olympic Doubts For First Time

    06/03/2004 6:59:33 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 290+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2004 | Harry de Quetteville
    Athens airs Olympic doubts for first time By Harry de Quetteville in Athens (Filed: 04/06/2004) The first cracks in the Greek government's united front in promoting this summer's Olympics have appeared after ministers questioned publicly whether the Games were worth all the bother. After foreign criticism over delays and mishaps in the preparations, the public works minister, Giorgos Souflias, who is in charge of many Olympic building sites, left colleagues in the Greek parliament aghast by airing his "doubts as to whether we should have undertaken the Olympic Games". Giorgos Alogoskoufis, the finance minister, announced that the spiralling costs had...
  • Dog Doubts Over Tasmanian Tiger

    11/04/2003 11:20:08 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 324+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-4-2003 | Jonathan Amos
    Dog doubts over Tasmanian tiger By Jonathan Amos BBC News Online science staff TASMANIAN 'TIGER' * The thylacine was a large marsupial carnivore * It ranged widely from Papua New Guinea to Tasmania * Many scientists doubt cloning technology can bring it back The dingo it seems had an accomplice in driving the Tasmanian "tiger" off mainland Australia - human hunters. There appears little doubt the famous feral dog out-competed the tiger for food and helped push it back to its final island habitat 3,000 years ago. But researchers say changes in Aboriginal land use, population size and technology taking...
  • Dowd Doubts: In Our Business, When You Goof, You Fix It. (Editor, Mobile Register)

    07/28/2003 8:07:31 AM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 376+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 7-27-2003 | Michael Marshall
    Dowd doubts: In our business, when you goof, you fix it 07/27/03Editor Mobile Register The following is an e-mail that I sent to Gail Collins, editorial page editor of The New York Times, this past Monday. Dear Ms. Collins: Now that the Times is settling in with a new editor, I need clarification on a matter that came up during all the post-Jayson Blair newsroom tumult. As editor of the Mobile Register, I subscribe to The New York Times Wire Service. Until earlier this summer, we printed Maureen Dowd's columns on our op-ed pages. We stopped running her column after...
  • Doubts Over America's Northern Pincer May Give Saddam A Chance To Strengthen His Defenses

    03/03/2003 6:22:25 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-4-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Doubts over America's northern pincer may give Saddam a chance to strengthen his defences By Patrick Cockburn 04 March 2003 The failure of America to persuade Turkey to allow its bases to be used by troops for an attack on Iraq has complicated Washington's plans to open a northern front against Saddam Hussein. The United States had hoped to attack Iraq from the north and south. Now the existence of the northern pincer is in doubt. About 62,000 US soldiers and 310 military aircraft were to be deployed in Turkey, enabling the 4th Infantry Division to push south. The prizes...
  • CA: Sac Bee 2-fer -- Poor await budget fallout -- Davis' plan raises doubts

    01/13/2003 7:51:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 377+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/13/03 | Andy Furillo
    <p>Jannie Edwards, with 16-month-old daughter Azaya, would under Gov. Gray Davis' proposal lose about $31 in monthly welfare she gets to care for the girl. The minimum-wage worker said she'll try to trim baby-sitting costs if the cuts are implemented.</p>
  • THE LAST CLEAR CHANCE

    12/24/2002 6:00:30 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 351+ views
    12/14/02 | vanity
    In civil law, they sometimes speak of the " Doctrine of the Last Clear Chance " - as in : Which driver had the last clear chance to avoid a collision ? Who had the last chance to avoid or mitigate injury ? I wish, sometimes, we could apply this doctrine to international relations. As I sit here, this Christmas Eve ( You can tell it's Christmas Eve : The NJ TV station is offering back to back episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. What could say Christmas better than that ? ) I can't help but think of the...
  • Bones Raise Leprosy Doubts (Scotland)

    11/06/2002 6:58:11 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 440+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-05-2002
    Tuesday, 5 November, 2002, 16:28 GMT Bones raise leprosy doubts The bones were found in East Lothian Leprosy may have arrived in Britain 1,500 years earlier than first thought, according to evidence taken from an ancient grave in Scotland. The evidence was taken from bones which were found near Dunbar in East Lothian and which belonged to a child who lived 3,500 years ago. Julie Roberts, a biological anthropologist with Glasgow University's archaeological research division made the diagnosis. This find may be one of the earliest cases of leprosy in the world so far identified. Rod McCullagh, Historic Scotland She...