The Kensington Review

7 April 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 42
Massachusetts Forces Residents to Buy Health Insurance -- Massachusetts is awaiting Governor Mitt Romney’s likely signature on a bill that would require every resident of the state to purchase a health insurance policy. The plan won bipartisan support, marries liberal and conservative concepts, and is seen as a boost to the governor’s presidential ambitions. The fact that it is socialized medicine through the backdoor shouldn’t bother anyone.

Blair and Ahern Set Stormont Deadline -- The British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Irish counterpart Taoseich Bernie Ahern met in Armagh yesterday to set a deadline for the squabbling political parties in Ulster to come to power-sharing agreement. The two men said that if the whole thing isn’t sorted our by November 24, devolution there is dead. Unionist leader The Reverend Ian Paisley, who was celebrating his 80th birthday, couldn’t have asked for a better present.

Apple Offers Windows OS on its Intel Machines -- The worst kept secret in the computer game was Apple’s intentions when it opted for Intel chips a while back. Once a MacIntosh had a Pentium inside, getting it to run the Windows operating system was merely a matter of programming. “Boot Camp,” which is currently in beta was announced on Wednesday to do just that. It’s sort of methadone for those addicted to the kluge that is Windows.

Couric’s Feet in Cronkite’s Shoes? -- The saga of NBC’s morning personality, Katie Couric, leaving to anchor the “CBS Evening News” has entered its penultimate act. On Wednesday with mascara running from her right eye, she said “after listening to my heart and my gut . . . I’ve decided I’ll be leaving ‘Today’ at the end of May.” Ann Curry said to her on camera, “It feels like my sister is going off to college,” fighting off the tears. As theatre, it was cheesy and melodramatic, but can she fill the seat Walter Cronkite held? Can anyone?

© Copyright 2006 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


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