The Kensington Review

11 June 2004

From the editor: It is obvious that pace of world events will accelerate in the next six months, and a weekly publication is too leisurely to be appropriate. Consequently, the Kensington Review will appear each Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice.

Latest Commentary:
Running Against Reagan -- The death of Ronald Reagan gives the Republican party a chance to wrap the current president in the mantle of the old one, and it makes John Kerry's job much tougher than it would have been. The Republican convention in New York was always going to play on sentiment, given that it will be only a few miles from Ground Zero. Now, Mr. Bush will stand in the after-glow of the right's Last American Hero -- Mr. Kerry is now running against Mr. Reagan.

Zimbabwe to Nationalize All Farmland -- Just when it seems the misrule of formerly wealthy Zimbabwe could not grow any worse, the government of President Robert Mugabe comes out with even more ways of making his people suffer. This time, the private ownership of land is going to end. When Stalin did this, millions starved.

President and COO Steven Heyer Leaves Coca-Cola -- Steven Heyer quit as president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola after losing the contest to become the next chairman to Neville Isdell. Initially, Mr. Heyer was seen as the hand-picked successor to Douglas Daft, who retires from the chairman's job this summer. But with only 3 years' experience at the company, some board members decided they'd rather have someone else -- which is an example of a board acting in the right way.

International Skating Union Changes Scoring System -- Something had to be done to save figure skating from itself. Or more accurately, the subjective way medals were parceled out needed changing after a judging fiasco at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City resulted in golds for a Russian and a Canadian pair -- a dissatisfying compromise. So, the International Skating Union has adopted a new system that will mean . . . nothing has changed.

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