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Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba not ashamed of father’s wealth: When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba not ashamed of father’s wealth: When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him

Not a day goes by in the world of politics without controversy. President Obama welcomed President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to the White House. His father, the late Omar Bongo, had ruled the tiny rich oil country for 42 years and was one of the richest heads of state in the world. Unfortunately, with […]

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Sons of Ronald Reagan in bitter dispute over book: The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish

Filed in Current affairs by on January 17, 2011 0 Comments
Sons of Ronald Reagan in bitter dispute over book: The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish

Children of the same father or mother do not always agree. Children of the same father or mother may fight over an inheritance but less over a legacy. Ron Reagan and his brother Michael Reagan, sons of the late President Reagan, have not spoken to each other since the death of their father. They are now […]

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Fight over Obamacare coming or not? If the fight is tomorrow,why then clench your fist today

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 3, 2011 0 Comments
Fight over Obamacare coming or not? If the fight is tomorrow,why then clench your fist today

Before the newly elected lawmakers are even sworn in, the GOP has shown signs of a future fight with the White House. Campaign promises and reality are two different things. The Tea Party candidates’ campaign slogan was the repeal of “Obamacare”. It seems to be a top priority for Republicans. I am still very curious, based on the structure of the […]

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Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, heroes or criminals? He who lives in the attic knows where the roof leaks

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on November 29, 2010 1 Comment
Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, heroes or criminals? He who lives in the attic knows where the roof leaks

The war of words between Wikileaks and the US administration is certainly one of the most interesting wars to watch. Can we trust the news that we watch or listen to every day? Why should we trust the US government’s claims that the release of top secret information will put its troops and informants in danger? […]

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Everything in politics is a cycle: Winning or losing is like a man’s testes; they swing back and forth

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 5, 2010 0 Comments
Everything in politics is a cycle: Winning or losing is like a man’s testes; they swing back and forth

President Obama‘s press conference and speech after the bloody congressional loss was painful. I have seen a broken man! Despite all the predictions prior to the elections, it seems that the president did not anticipate the huge upset of his political party. President Obama certainly knows that he is not the first to endure such a painful fiasco. […]

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Republicans win the House, Democrats hold on to the Senate: The monkey and gorilla may claim kinship, but the monkey is a monkey and the gorilla is a gorilla

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 3, 2010 0 Comments
Republicans win the House, Democrats hold on to the Senate: The monkey and gorilla may claim kinship, but the monkey is a monkey and the gorilla is a gorilla

The American people have spoken.  The Republican party won control of the House of Representatives. The Tea Party won key races in Kentucky and Florida. The Democrats have managed to hold onto control of the Senate. It was a good night for the Republican party. The Democrats must be scratching their heads. It is the law of […]

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Turning point for the Obama presidency: The dream of cats is all mice

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on November 2, 2010 0 Comments
Turning point for the Obama presidency: The dream of cats is all mice

We are finally at the turning point of the Obama presidency. Today, America is going to the polls. Regardless of which poll you see or which TV channel you watch, the overall predictions are in favor of the GOP. Americans are obsessed with change but seem to have a short memory. John Boehner, one of the most […]

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Crist’s hopes rest on Meek quitting: A mosquito can make the lion’s eye bleed

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on October 30, 2010 1 Comment
Crist’s hopes rest on Meek quitting: A mosquito can make the lion’s eye bleed

Florida elections are often special in American politics. The three-way Senate race among Democratic US Rep. Kendrick Meek, Tea Party-backed Mark Rubio, and Independent Charlie Crist. The polls have been consistent for while, putting Rubio ahead of Crist and the Democrat candidate in third place. Kendrick Meek is the key player in this election. The […]

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General McChrystal’s Resignation: The downfall of a man is not the end of his life.

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General McChrystal’s Resignation: The downfall of a man is not the end of his life.

General McChrystal has “resigned,” as expected. The General and his staff were frustrated with the White House and made some undiplomatic and unprofessional public comments. General McChrystal certainly has great experience and understands the Afghan war better than President Obama. He has said what he said and apologized for it.  He still deserves respect for serving his country. His […]

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Obama and BP Fix it Together or Fail Together: “If you have a poor father, that is destiny; if you have a poor father-in-law, that is your mistake.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 14, 2010 0 Comments
Obama and BP Fix it Together or Fail Together: “If you have a poor father, that is destiny; if you have a poor father-in-law, that is your mistake.

President Obama is travelling again to the Gulf states affected by the BP oil spill. Surely, this disaster is getting the full attention of the White House. This may be what historians remember of Obama’s presidency. The more time passes, the more BP’s failure is Obama’s failure. The president has been under a lot of criticism, […]

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