Monthly Archives: January 2013

Arab Spring in Mali cocaine

Such all-encompassing piety, though, comes to a halt outside the high walls of the gaudy new villas on Gao’s outskirts, which stand out amid the shanty towns overlooking the sand dunes. Nicknamed “Cocainebougou” – which translates as “cocaine town” – the strip of mansions is home to the elite of the city’s ancient smuggling community, which has trafficked goods across the Sahara since the 11 century, when Gao was better known than nearby Timbuktu. Continue reading

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What President Morsi Really Thinks

Mursi’s crackdown on media sets a new record in Egypt’s history Sunday, 20 January 2013 The number of filed legal cases against journalists during President Mursi’s presidency was four times more than the number of files reported during former President … Continue reading

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Four More Years

The country needs a president who can do more than advance, incrementally, a partisan agenda. An Obama who could somehow rally the country to restructure Medicare and Social Security so they can endure through the 21st century might be a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Tragedy no one should die alone in darkness

Residents of the Sand Castle in Far Rockaway struggled after the hurricane hit New York. A Queens High Rise Where Fear, Death and Myth Collided By SHERI FINK Published: December 19, 2012 THE MAN IN APARTMENT 13C Mr. Anderson, a … Continue reading

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Why Romney Lost

From doubts to confidence to defeat Mitt Romney, with his wife, Ann, and son Tagg, does a walk-through before a debate in New Hampshire in October 2011. When 12 members of the family voted on whether Romney should run for … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Chronology

Why has the president been such an immovable force when it comes to cutting spending? “Two reasons,” Mr. Boehner says. “He’s so ideological himself, and he’s unwilling to take on the left wing of his own party.” That reluctance explains … Continue reading

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