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  • Wariness about alternative tempers vote

    09/02/2006 3:58:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 481+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Call it the campaign with no margin for Republican error, in a nation that is war-weary and eager for change, yet seems wary of the Democratic option. Even Republicans tacitly concede they will lose seats in both the House and Senate in Nov. 7 elections midway through President Bush's second term. Yet Democrats, long out of power, are loath to predict publicly they will gain the six Senate and 15 House seats they need for control of Congress. Voters like Jim Meyer are part of the reason one party is scuffling, yet the other not completely confident. "I...
  • Strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence (Freeze! Grand Central Station!)

    07/27/2005 8:58:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 353+ views
    A 27-year-old electrician, de Menezes was by all accounts totally unconnected to terrorism. But through his behavior and cruel coincidence, de Menezes gave police good reason to think he might be planning to detonate a bomb. In the age of terrorism, police can kill an innocent man and still be doing the right thing. This strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence. Film noir refers to the eerie postwar movies in which characters grope through a world of dark menace and unanswered questions. They don't know what's going on, only that danger hovers. Here in Grand...