The Kensington Review

23 May 2005

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Bush Vows Stem Cell Veto -- President Bush, who is a product of Yale and Harvard, knows almost nothing about science. But as a man of faith, he is confident he doesn’t need to know anything about it. Human cloning is morally evil, and therefore, US taxpayers’ funds won’t be used in research on human stem cells. And if that means people have to stay in wheelchairs, that’s God’s will. So the bill in Congress that would loosen the limitations Mr. Bush has placed on federal funding of such research faces a veto.

Chancellor Schroeder Schedules German Confidence Vote for July 1 -- The elections in the German lander of North Rhine-Westphalia resulted in the end of 39 years of rule by the Social Democrats of Gerhard Schroeder. The opposition conservative Christian Democratic Union won 44.8% of the vote, against the SPD’s 37.1%, a heavy rejection. So, Mr. Schroeder has announced a vote of confidence in his government for July 1. It is hard to see anything coming out of this other than a CDU government.

Arsenal Wins FA Cup Final on Penalties as Man U Dies -- The oldest knock-out competition in the world is the Football Association Cup in England. This year, two very deserving teams played end-to-end soccer and finished in a goalless draw. Then, on penalty kicks, Arsenal beat Manchester United 5-4. It was a sad ending to Manchester United’s existence as a soccer club and its beginning as a business.

Lesson Learned in "Revenge of the Sith" -- The latest (and likely last) installment in the “Star Wars” saga, “The Revenge of the Sith,” has shattered box office records, created a new generation of space opera fans and/or not lived up to its hype depending on what reviewer one is reading. What is truly interesting about the film, though, is its moral murkiness.

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