The Kensington Review

4 August 2003

Latest Commentary:
Congressman Richard Gephardt's struggling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination got a shot in the arm last week when the Teamsters endorsed him. Owing to the games played by union leaders, this won't be official until 9 August, but it is a fact nonetheless. The question remains whether it is worth anything to a politician to get such an endorsement. Click here to read more.

North Korea agreed last week to six-way talks regarding its nuclear program. The US, apparently, offered bilateral talks, as the nightmare state had demanded, under the framework of the hexa-lateral negotiations. Some may read this as the US giving in on a matter of substance while securing a point of appearance, but that is inaccurate. Rather, the North Koreans have over-played their hand and are trying to find a way to climb down. The US merely offered to hold the ladder. Click here for more.
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"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election."
-- Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire

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