The Morning: April 14, 2011

Sentence of the day: “Humans then will have their first definitive look at the great beyond.” Voyager 1 will enter deep space at some point in the next few years.  It will be the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  That means Bach, Chuck Berry, Blind Willie Johnson, and greetings in 55 languages … Continue reading

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The Leader Who Refuses to Lead: Bahrain

Made even worse when the world is watching. From the New York Times:  “I wish the Americans would help us,” she said. “But the day after your defense minister came here, the Saudi troops came in. What is the United States doing to end this situation?”  A day later King Hamad declared a three-month state … Continue reading

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Change in the Mideast

“The revolution will be televised… Push peace and keep it in motion” – Gorillaz featuring Snoop, Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach What has happened in Egypt and what is happening in Wisconsin is amazing.  It’s important to remember that, as powerful as the protests in Wisconsin are, people are not being shot … Continue reading

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Our Evolving Response to Egypt

We are walking slowly to get on the right side of history in Egypt.  Though our pace may be quickening. The word from the Administration seems to be “transition” and an orderly one at that.  Sunday morning on Meet the Press Secretary of State Clinton reiterated the need to see “concrete steps” from the Egyptian … Continue reading

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