Women in Iraq Worse Off Than Before

I heard a disturbing report on PBS Radio recently. According to the report, women in Iraq are worse off under the U.S. occupation than they were under Sadam Hussein. Several Iraqui women recounted their experiences. They said they were threatened and bullied by religious extremists who now hold the reins of power. One woman said […]
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Bitter Exchanges in the Primary Could Provide Election Ammunition

Dear Hillary and Barack, Knock it off, you two! You might be having fun squabbling like a pair of bratty kids, but you need to be careful. The dirt you throw at each other in the primaries could provide ammunition for the Republicans if either of you gets nominated. I happen to be an Independent […]
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Stimulating Economy Is No Simple Task

Even in a small country like Jamaica, managing the economy is complicated and risky. I remember Robert Lightbourne, who was the Minister of Trade and Industry in the 1960s, proclaiming that governments interfere with established economic patterns “at their peril.” In an economy like America’s that peril is multiplied more than a hundred times. Some […]
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