Author: leigh

…and the winners are…

January 20, 2004 Off

…Clark and Lieberman. The maneuver by the two most right wing candidates of the Democrat party to avoid the Iowa caucus can be seen to have now skewed the field to the right. By most analysis, Iowans voted strategically and Kerry appealed as a candidate that could compete with Bush. However that now leads him…

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My daily news sites

January 18, 2004 Off

I’ve been checking Juan Coles blog a professor of Middle East history who speaks Urdu, Arabic and other middle east languages. He has some very informed commentary, particularly his monitoring of Arabic news sources.

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The Presidents Space Program

January 15, 2004 Off

I support astronomical exploration but it is very clear that the idea of sending humans back into space as proposed by Bush yesterday is fundamentally flawed. It turns out the Bush administration has been in talks with Halliburton, Shell, and Baker Hughes among others about the provision of space exploration. There is considerable argument that…

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Letter to Presidential Candidates on Guantanamo Bay Detainees

January 14, 2004 Off

This is the letter I sent to Dick Gephardt, I sent similar letters to the other candidates regarding the detention of the Guantanamo Bay detainees: Hello, I checked Dick Gephardts statements for his position on the 598+ detainees at Guantanamo Bay and their continuing detention without charge, trial or access by lawyers, family (including letters)…

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