The Kensington Review

28 July 2003

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Simply, John Donne was wrong. In Meditation VXII, he wrote that "any man's death diminishes me." In the cases of Uday and Qusay Hussein, the loathsome offspring of Saddam Hussein the mass murderer, their deaths have made the world a better place. The value of a human life lies in its potential for good, not in that simple fact that it is human. With this evil expunged, the monstrosity that is Ba'athism has less hope for survival, and Iraq might just have a chance at internal peace. Click here to read more.

For about 25 million American parents, the check is, or will soon be, in the mail courtesy of the United States Treasury. Around $400 per child will be "returned" as part of President Bush's latest unnecessary tax cut as the child tax credit is raised to $1,000 from $600. Those couples making more than $110,000, of singles making more than $75,000, or those making less than around $25,000 will get lesser amounts. Still, it isn't the size of the bribe that is important, but rather the importance is in the fact that the bribe is being offered. Click here for more.
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