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  • Haiti: Disaster beyond magnitude (America's Fault)

    01/14/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 15, 2010 | The Guardian
    It is all too easy, seeing the appalling scenes from Port-au-Prince yesterday, to forget America's historic debt to Haiti, scene of the first successful slave revolt, which defined the destiny of Africans in the New World. The establishment of the first black independent state had tangible consequences. It denied Napoleon his foothold in the Caribbean and led him to sell New Orleans and the Louisiana territories to Jefferson. But, for as long as anyone can remember, Haiti has been treated as a basket case where corruption, gang violence and natural disaster combine to drag the country backwards. Now an earthquake...
  • Tribal Loyalties and Public Lies

    06/23/2006 10:52:47 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 15 replies · 908+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 23 June 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are two, regular participants on Fox News who are so predictable and strident in public lying to push their political issues that the instant they appear I now hit the channel change button. I won’t name them. I’m sure all readers have their own list of talking heads on TV who are so dishonest, so obnoxious, you have the same reaction to them – turn them off immediately. Last weekend saw “Spamalot!” on Broadway. Thinking about it afterward, I realized that lyrics from one of the greatest musicals ever, explained what is happening among the talking heads recruited from...