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Libertarians typically have no reason to protest the typical annual meeting of Group 20 (G20). G20 is of course the grouping of the richest and most influential countries in the world. This year’s meet up in London however is not a typical gathering. It is extraordinary because of the global economic turbulence we are witnessing […]

Craiglist for Washington DC is filled with incessant postings regarding the availability of accommodation in and around the city. As Inauguration Day draws near, the population size of the US capital is swelling as people from all over come to celebrate the event. It is a celebration of a beginning, a continuum and an end […]

I thought, the following words in the Dreams from My Father describe something also relevant to the Malaysian society. “Truth is usually the best corrective”, Rukia said with a smile. “You know, sometimes I think the worst thing that colonialism did was cloud our view of our past. Without the white man, we might be […]

Since the Democrats are in control of both the White House and the Congress, will it finally ratify the Kyoto Protocol?

He was a relatively unknown United States Senator candidate for Illinois when he delivered the keynote address of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. With a devastated summer coming to an end, I found myself lying forlornly on a sofa watching the DNC on television. I wanted to listen to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, […]

One of those great speeches. My favorite part has always been this: Now, even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us: the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers, who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative […]

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised a more active approach to faith-based social programs on Tuesday in a bid to bolster his support among evangelical and religious voters. Obama visited a community ministry in a conservative region of the election battleground state of Ohio to unveil a plan to reinvigorate faith-based community programs first pioneered […]

A really odd but well-argued point on Obama’s religion and how it would affect the relationship between the US and the Muslim world at large. As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has […]

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From the NYT political blog: Some of Mrs. Clinton’s rivals, including the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, went through the list of the Clinton’s financial holdings that Mrs. Clinton filed with the Senate and released a very detailed and critical analysis about where the Clintons had gotten and invested their money. […] Mr. Obama’s aides […]

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