Category Archives: Politics

Flashback & Flashforward: On Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest yesterday. I thought this would be an appropriate time to post part of an article I wrote back in 2007 at the time of the monks’ uprising. There are many lessons … Continue reading

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The #Haiti Aid Effort: Five Unasked Questions

The coverage of Haiti’s problems in the last few weeks left me both disturbed and annoyed. The coverage of the cholera outbreak and the run up to Hurricane Tomas’ passing over the country has been not only very uncritical, but … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Obama Presidential Campaign

    Now that the mid-term elections are almost upon the U.S., I thought I should reflect on just how we end up here. The sheen of the Obama Presidency has all but dissipated and it looks like the democrats … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, by Gage Skidmore. It’s that he is a moronic, racist provocateur. Let us consider the background. In the dying days of the summer of 1963, Dr. King gave his monumental ‘I have a Dream’ speech to a crowd of hundreds … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jamaica!

Jamaican Scouts with Flag, by lee.ekstrom.Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000002730 StartFragment:0000002506 EndFragment:0000002694 We may not be where we want to be, but we sure as hell are not where we were. At least one columnist has a reflection that makes a number … Continue reading

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Jamaica Needs A Real Alternative, But Is the New Nation Coalition It?

 Betty Ann Blaine at the NCC launch courtesy of the Jamaica Gleaner. So Betty Ann Blaine has decided to throw her hat into the circus and form a political party, the New Nation Coalition (NNC). Well, it is going to … Continue reading

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Those ‘Other’ Cubans & ‘Change’

Blue Dancer (Yemaya)_Cuba 060, originally uploaded by hoyasmeg. Since Castro the Elder left office, Cuba has undergone important changes. I think the pace of change is only going to increase over the next few years. But, you know that old … Continue reading

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