May 2009

Memorial Day

May 27, 2009

Talihina, Oklahoma: Dallas Street, 6 a.m. JD

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Sam’s Amusements

May 24, 2009

At Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Capitol of the Cherokee Nation: Coming to a town near you in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas 1. Setting Up 2. Base Camp: Indian Village RV Park 3. Carnival 4. Winding Down, Closing Down The Cast April Apodaca Barry Weddleton Becky Surber Brian Bishop Dan Peek Debra Miller Jack Branam Jacob […]

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Bad Argument

May 18, 2009

It’s everywhere among the political class. On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Liz Cheney, Dick’s daughter, and Steve Schmidt, late of John McCain’s campaign, joined Clinton stalwart James Carville and The Nation‘s Katrina Vanden Heuvel for a round table with venerable conservative George Will. On the matter of potential removal of some foreign prisoners […]

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What About Charles Freeman?

May 16, 2009

Maybe the most bitter inside Washington fight of the year was little known to the general public because it received scant attention from the mainstream media. However, while newspapers and television news nearly ignored ex ambassador to Saudi Arabia and China hand Charles Freeman – put forward by Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence as […]

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Zhao Ziyang and Charles Freeman

May 14, 2009

The New York Times reports today of a rare and remarable occurrence, the publicly released memoir of communist Chinese leader – secretly recorded, in this case, during his 16-year house-arrest prior to his death, by former party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, deposed in 1989 for being soft on the Tiananmen demonstrators before the ultimate crackdown […]

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Hypocrisy and Holiness

May 13, 2009

The always worthwhile Yaacov Lozowick offers two strong posts today. Lots of Wars, Many Standards, Endless Hypocrisy is a short but not sweet jab on the subject of civilian casualties in war time.  A Pope at Yad Vashem (not this one), where Lozowick was once Director of Archives, is a perceptive glimpse into the nature […]

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“Rough Justice”

May 11, 2009

This released from the Indian Trust ListServ today: WASHINGTON, May 11 — A federal appeals court was told today that it should offer 500,000 Native Americans some form of “rough justice” as a result of the federal government’s acknowledged mismanagement of their trust accounts. Attorney Dennis M. Gingold, who represents the Indians in a 13-year-old […]

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Tortured Argument

May 8, 2009

The next several years of the torture debate will be variously instructive, not least in what we already see in the low form and manner of important public political argument among figures who should have been schooled to a higher level. The debate will last at least a few years, and it will distress in […]

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