October 05, 2005

US DoC Internet role to end?

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September 15, 2005

GWB asks Condi Rice for permission to pee...

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May 05, 2005

The Breaking of Nations by Robert Cooper

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May 01, 2005

The art of interviwing politicians

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April 28, 2005

The EU constitution has become a surprise bestseller on the French book charts.

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April 13, 2005

Defaced or modified Tory election posters

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February 06, 2005

The Member for Ealing Acton & Shepherds Bush is chipper today

On his heritage, Clive Soley MP says

Despard apparently married a Caribbean woman while in the amy there. I also have some Scottish connections and I have often thought that if I wasn't a British athiest I would quite like to be a Scottish Rastafarian! If you believe things hard enough they come true - especially if I retire to the Caribbean!

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January 14, 2005

Lords debate reform of royal succession

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December 13, 2004

New Scottish Executive Web site

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December 03, 2004

Ukraine, Poland, and a free world

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November 29, 2004

The defence of the Enlightenment

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November 28, 2004

Criminals to be fed vitamins to improve behaviour

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November 25, 2004

SMS the Prime Minister

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November 24, 2004

Kevin Sites on his tape of the shooting in the Mosque

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November 19, 2004

Interview with Paul Wolfowitz

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November 10, 2004

The Crisis of Legitimacy: America and the World

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November 06, 2004

More fear and loathing on the campaign trail

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November 05, 2004

North East England 'no' vote retains dumb constitutional arrangement

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November 04, 2004

Canadians Unite to Marry An American

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November 02, 2004

George Bush is no Hamlet

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October 29, 2004

President Kerry and Europe by Timothy Garton Ash

Interesting article on the effect of internal US politics on internal EU politics.

In any sober analysis, the chances of the world's two largest assemblages of the rich and free being able to work together to confront the coming great global challenges will be better with a President Kerry. And only if America and Europe work together can we unfold, for the rest of the world, the transforming power of liberty.

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October 23, 2004

100 facts about the Bush administration

Ultranormal says, "There are a couple stretches in the list, but 90% of it is right on, and pretty hard to argue with."

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October 22, 2004

Salam Pax in Washington D.C.

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Kilroy-Silk: If you want me as leader, then do something about it

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October 21, 2004

Is George Bush a Christian?

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Why Scotland never hated Jews

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A rundown of the many benefits for Europe of Bush being re-elected

The conventional wisdom has it that President Bushís first term in office has been truly bad for Europe. Whether it is the rift over Iraq or almost any other major policy issue, we are told that they have been to the detriment of Europe. But as Richard Phillips argues, the Bush Administration has not only helped bring Germany and France closer together ó it has also unwittingly elevated Europeís prestige throughout the world.
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October 20, 2004

21st century conservative movement resembles 20th century fascism

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October 19, 2004

Bush's hometown newspaper endorses John Kerry

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October 18, 2004

Mitch Kapor argues for an internet based open source US popular reform movement

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October 17, 2004

Washington Post Op-Ed on Flu Vaccine

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New York Times endorses John Kerry for President

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October 14, 2004

Israel could end up being regarded as a pariah state

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WEF Global Competitiveness Reports puts UK 11th

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September 29, 2004

Bono calls for action on Africa at UK Labour Party Conference

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September 28, 2004

Jimmy Carter says Florida electoral system still not fair

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September 27, 2004

Presidential Debate Rules

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US Dept. of Homeland Security buys New Mexico town!

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A Human Security Doctrine for Europe

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Labour Party Chairman contributes to the party conference 'blog-like' diary

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September 20, 2004

War in Iraq is now 'new conflict' against terrorists

Seems to be working for Bush...

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September 16, 2004

Pro-hunt protesters storm Commons

Pro-hunt protesters storm Commons in the latest high-profile UK security balls up. After the Tabloid reporter 'butler' saga, PM's Flour 'bomb' and the Batman episode, this adds up to incompetence.

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August 25, 2004

The Political Brain

Via Demos, The Political Brain

As The Times reported not long ago, a team of U.C.L.A. researchers analyzed the neural activity of Republicans and Democrats as they viewed a series of images from campaign ads. And the early data suggested that the most salient predictor of a ''Democrat brain'' was amygdala activity responding to certain images of violence: either the Bush ads that featured shots of a smoldering ground zero or the famous ''Daisy'' ad from Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 campaign that ends with a mushroom cloud. Such brain activity indicates a kind of gut response, operating below the level of conscious control.

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August 21, 2004

Manifestos for Change

(Via JoiIto & MegNut) ChangeThis Manifestos launch:

We donít believe humans evolved to be so bad at making decisions, so poor at changing our minds, so violent in arguing our point of view. Weíre well aware of how split our country and our world have become, but we donít think the current state of affairs is built into our very nature.

The problem lies in the media.

In the old days, we had the time and inclination to consider the implications of a decision. Everyone wasnít in quite so much of a hurry. At the same time, most conversations (and most arguments) were local ones, conducted between people who knew each other.

Today, itís very different. Television demands a sound bite. A one hundred word letter to the editor is a long one. Radio has become a jingoistic wasteland, a series of thoughtless mantras, repeated over and over and designed to fit into a typical commute.

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August 20, 2004

25 Million for bin laden isn't enough

(Via Pejmanesque), a proposal at Tech Central Station to put a 1 Billion dollar bounty on ObL's capture.

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August 19, 2004

Internet only pharmacies get go ahead

England relaxes rules, Scotland & Wales say No.

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Why is Najaf so holy?

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August 17, 2004

E-binge that will cost us dear

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