Farm Subsidies Are Just One of Bush Gang’s Rip-Offs

The rampant mismanagement and corruption of the past eight years will present a massive challenge to incoming U.S. President Barack Obama. He cited one example at a press conference last week that is so egregious it leaves me shaking my head in wonder: A Government Accountability Office report details how 2,702 wealthy individuals who should […]
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Hon. Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Paulson exhibit Steady hand

On last Sunday evening, the Honorable Audley Shaw held a national address to share with the nation and the diaspora the state of the economy, and steps being taken to shepherd the nation through the turmoil of the world economic troubles. His calm, yet commanding persona communicated a credibility that will serve the Island well. […]
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Americans Can Be Thankful Obama Was Elected and Not McCain

Tomorrow, those of us who live in America reflect on our good fortune in a world ravaged by hunger and pain. There is so much to be thankful for in America. Yes, I know the economy is in dire distress. Yes, I know millions of Americans are out of work, that whole industries are teetering […]
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Globalization Helps the Rich Get Richer and Punishes Workers

In a lecture in New Kingston recently, Prof. Gerald Lalor of the University of the West Indies at Mona (photo at right), quoted a recent report by the Population Reference Bureau that showed a widening chasm between rich and poor in the world. At the same time in Paris, a 30-nation study by the Organization […]
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Bolt wins World athlete of the Year – so why am I kissing me teet?

The email from my friend Marva regarding the IAAF awards in which Usain Bolt was named male world athlete of the year was the tipping point.The story triumphed that Bolt will be getting US$100K.  There he was posing proudly with Prince Albert II of Monaco in Monte-Carlo of all places. So what’s your problem Chris […]
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It’s Amazing How Quickly the Bush Gang Finds Money for Banks

The Bush Administration can’t find funds to help struggling homeowners, bail out the auto industry, or prop up credit starved small businesses. But can those guys ever find the money when one of the big banks needs it! Evidently working over the weekend to help their banking buddies, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and […]
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Free Trade Frenzy Leaves Me Wondering What’s Really Going On

I am puzzled by the urgency of President Bush’s appeals to Congress to approve a flurry of free-trade agreements. I know somebody must benefit from the pacts, but who? Certainly not the United States of America! I realize that when we let foreign products into America without charging tariffs, American shoppers save a few dollars. […]
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If You have not read this by Thursday – don’t bother!

My perspective on Thanksgiving was irrevocably shaped on a Monday evening 22 years ago.  You see that eventful day started with a phone call from my mom. The call came unusually early that morning, and she did not have good news.   Dad had been rushed to the hospital late last evening, and they thought he […]
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Credit Rating Agencies May Take the Fall But Who Else is to Blame?

It looks as if the three major agencies that rate Wall Street securities will wind up taking the fall for the wise guys who bilked investors of trillions through phony mortgage-based bonds. The agencies face massive litigation – even their own shareholders are suing them – and law enforcement officials are investigating them. On PBS […]
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