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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mercer professor leads prominent group opposing torture

Ex-Cabinet Members Press Bush to Ban Torture
The New York Times

Bipartisan Group to Speak Out on Detainees


Tiny NH town readies for Obama-Clinton swarm

The Washington Post has presented an in-depth investigation of the vice presidency of Dick Cheney, the most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office. The stories examine Cheney’s largely hidden and little-understood role in crafting policies for the War on Terror, the economy and the environment.

‘A Different Understanding With the President’
Part One

Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power
Part Two

A Strong Push From Backstage
Part Three

Leaving No Tracks
Part Four

Three women who could join GOP ticket
Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

High Line Designs Are Unveiled
The New York Times

“It’s not that Americans don’t believe in anything,” said Michael Lindsay, assistant director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University. “It’s that we believe in everything. We aren’t religious purists or dogmatists.”
To read the entire article: The New York Times

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned on Tuesday the U.S. economy was on the brink of a recession, with the chances of that happening at more than 50 percent.

The U.S. economy has been hit by a credit crisis which began in the sub-prime mortgage market, prompting a series of interest rate cuts to help boost the economy. But price pressures are growing, making more rate cuts unlikely.

Asked if the U.S. economy was in recession, Greenspan said: “We are on the brink.”

To read the rest of the article: Reuters

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WASHINGTON — Wherever the nation should be headed, this isn’t it.

The number of Americans who believe the country is moving in the wrong direction has risen sharply, to nearly eight in ten, amid soaring food and gas prices, falling home values and unending war. Just 17 percent say the country is going in the right direction, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

To read the whole article: AP

“The reality is people want a piece of something they can’t be,” says Eli Portnoy, a branding strategist. “They live vicariously through the products and services that those celebrities are tied to. Years from now, our descendants may look at us and say, ‘God, these were the most gullible people who ever lived.’ “
The New York Times