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Archive for May, 2009

Under Obama, Dems earn more trust on national security

Pivotal Power (blog)

Under Obama, Dems earn more trust on national security

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that President Obama has closed the "trust gap" that has long existed between Democrats and Republicans on national security.

Posted: May 22, 2009 14:31   Comments: 0
West should buy, not eradicate, Afghanistan’s poppy crops

Perspectives

West should buy, not eradicate, Afghanistan’s poppy crops

More than 90 percent of the world's opium comes out of Afghanistan, where the U.S. and its allies have led efforts to eradicate poppy crops. A Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that rather than eradicating poppy crops, the West should purchase crops for use as medical opiate.

Posted: May 22, 2009 14:24   Comments: 17
Week in review: Israel, Iran’s missile test and Guantanamo

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Israel, Iran’s missile test and Guantanamo

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week’s top stories: Israel and the peace process, Iran's missile test and President Obama's speech on national security and Guantanamo.

Posted: May 22, 2009 13:19   Comments: 19
Fossils, Guantanamo and scandal in Britain

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Fossils, Guantanamo and scandal in Britain

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Posted: May 22, 2009 13:02   Comments: 0
Obama gets it right on balancing values and security

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Obama gets it right on balancing values and security

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian reacts to President Barack Obama's speech on national security and argues that the best way to spread values of human rights and democracy is to act as a good example.

Posted: May 22, 2009 12:59   Comments: 3
Cheney’s national security speech: Can we handle the truth?

WorldDesk (blog)

Cheney’s national security speech: Can we handle the truth?

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner reacts to former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech discussing the use of torture and the detention of terrorists at Guantanamo, tracing Cheney's attitude toward transparency and justice.

Posted: May 22, 2009 12:45   Comments: 2
Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

Blogwatch

Egyptian businessman sentenced to death in singer’s slaying

In a case that has captivated the Arab world, multimillionaire Egyptian businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death on Thursday for his role in the killing of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.

Posted: May 22, 2009 12:27   Comments: 4
Full Show: May 21, 2009

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Full Show: May 21, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, May 21: Guantanamo, living among the dead in Gaza, flooding in Indonesia and a New Zealand couple's unexpected windfall.

Posted: May 21, 2009 16:33   Comments: 1
Obama defends decision to close Guantanamo prison‎

Interview (video)

Obama defends decision to close Guantanamo prison‎

On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his decision to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Shayana Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights discusses how the president made his case, the next step and potential pitfalls of the Obama plan.

Posted: May 21, 2009 14:14   Comments: 2
Fallout grows from British politicians’ expense scandal

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Fallout grows from British politicians’ expense scandal

Trouble is brewing for British politicians after a newspaper reported that several members of parliament had abused their expenses system, spending thousands of pounds of public money on questionable claims -- including $3,000 to clear a moat surrounding an estate and money for diapers, comics and hair dye.

Posted: May 21, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2

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