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  • Dissident Council members: Let the people decide!

     
    The Council has begun to debate a presumably doomed amendment meant to send the term-limit issue to a new popular vote. Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) noted that 89 percent in a poll agree there should be a referendum, and......
  • 'McCain calling:' Castro, Chavez (joking)

     
    by Mark Silva In all of the campaign talk about talking with recalcitrant world leaders, John McCain suggested today that he might not mind getting on the telephone with Hugo Chavez, the Yankee (and we don't mean baseball)-bating president of......
  • A recession silver lining?

     
    by Frank James Finally someone has something positive to say about the Great Recession we're currently in. Walter Russell Mead, the Council on Foreign Relations scholar, argues in an insightful New Republic piece that while the recession is causing...
  • Another reason Bloomberg must stay: Hugo!

     
    In a move that might make him look for the moment more democratic than el jefe of New York City, Venezuelan strongman/president Hugo Chavez recently held a second referendum that won him an exemption from term limits. So sooner......
  • Oliver Stone has apologized for his anti-Semitic rant, but is the damage already done?

     
    It's such a quintessentially American thing to do that I'm surprised that someone hasn't already engraved it on our $20 bills: If you shoot off your mouth and hurl stupid insults at innocent people, the best thing to do is......
  • Should Haim Saban really be telling CBS to get rid of Oliver Stone?

     
    Haim Saban isn't just mad at Oliver Stone for his controversial remarks about the Holocaust and Jewish domination of the media, which caused such a conflagration that Stone was forced to issue a speedy apology. According to this post in......
  • Is 'Other Guys' Will Ferrell's bitter attack on Wall Street crony capitalism?

     
    Silly me. Judging from the trailers, I thought Will Ferrell's new film, "The Other Guys," was a buddy comedy set in the world of loose-cannon cops, with Mark Wahlberg as the tightly wrapped tough guy ("I'm a peacock -- you've......
  • Colombia court rules against U.S. military agreement

     
    The agreement was signed in October and faced intense criticism from Colombia's more left-leaning neighbors, including Venezuela and Bolivia. President Juan Manuel Santos, who was inaugurated on Aug. 7, enjoys a wide political majority in Colombia's...
  • 'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America

    'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America
    The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
  • Cuba's surrogates

    Cuba's surrogates
    Today, Fidel Castro will fire another round in his battle with the United States that began 47 years ago when the Kennedy administration imposed an economic embargo on Cuba. Castro may be on his deathbed, but he has surrogates. In this case, it will...
  • David Baldacci will ruin you

    Young people are constantly being warned that the information they include in their Facebook profiles could eventually come back to haunt them. Photographs of bacchanalian escapades, catastrophic sartorial decisions or intimate moments with toothless,...
  • Not quite a papal mea culpa

    POPE BENEDICT XVI has apparently, sort of, admitted the truth about the forced religious conversions of the native peoples of the New World. On Wednesday, he acknowledged that "unjustifiable crimes" were committed during colonial-era evangelization in the...