Archives for FUBAR

Let’s drill the tundra

How much more pain must Americans endure before our masters in Washington let oil companies punch a few holes in the Alaskan tundra? Must we shiver pennilessly in the dark before we may extract new domestic petroleum deposits? Or shall we simply keep buying $111 barrels of oil from people who want us dead?
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The newsman’s newsman

The gap between print and electronic journalists has narrowed considerably since the days when newspaper reporters childishly delighted in sabotaging interviews with loud expletives and pulling the plugs on microphones and cameras during important press conferences.
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Welcome back to the war that never ends

After two days of testimony by the top U.S. officials in Iraq, the situation seems to be this: Security is somewhat better but large parts of the country and even Baghdad are not safe; the Iraqi government is improving but still unable to govern effectively; and the Iraqi army, while getting better, is still not really combat capable.
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Eldorado is not Waco

When I heard that authorities were at the gates of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound in Eldorado last week, I immediately thought about the unfortunate culmination of the siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco 15 years ago.
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When children become ghosts

How could hundreds of children go unreported, uncounted and unprotected while living on a sprawling Texas retreat created by a polygamist sect? That is a question facing West Texas police and state social workers trying to piece together what went on far from public sight at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in rural Schleicher County.
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Is this a great country or what?

It is time once more to ask the eternal question: Is this a great country or what? Yes, it's a great country, and in this great country the pursuit of happiness takes many forms and sometimes it all comes together in one great starburst amid the rocket's red glare.
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