The Kensington Review

13 April 2005

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NAACP Calls Bush on Social Security Race Card -- One of the more dishonest sales pitches the Bush Administration has made in altering Social Security is the playing of the race card. The fact upon which the deceit if founded is simple enough and not a surprise -- black people in America generally die earlier than white people. By changing Social Security to include private accounts that could be inherited, the Bush administration claims it would help black Americans and improve racial equality. The party of Lincoln, though, is not the party of Bush the Lesser, and this week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called the administration on it.

British Election's 21st Century Dirty Trick -- Dirty tricks in elections are as old as elections themselves. They are part of the reason that many voters are turned off, not understanding that they are part of the game. When they don't disenfranchise anyone, they are harmless. And if well executed, they take on the glory of a really good practical joke. This year, the British Conservatives have struck with a 21st Century move, a trick website targeting a sitting Liberal Democrat MP. Dick Tuck would be proud.

Former AIG Boss Pleads Fifth -- Maurice Greenberg, known to most of his pals as "Hank," resigned recently from American International Group, the insurance giant he built. At 79, the former CEO of this multi-billion dollar company should be enjoying his new retirement. Instead, he spend part of yesterday appearing before regulators with his legal advisers invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment to the constitution against self-incrimination.

White House Reveals the President's Play List -- Perhaps, it's that he has an aide download the music. Or maybe, it's the fact that someone at the White House thought the world would care in disclosing the contents. Or maybe, it's the fact the the most powerful man in the world has to use headphones rather than cranking the White House speakers to "11." But something isn't right about the president's iPod.

Copyright 2005 by The Kensington Review, J. Myhre, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.

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