The Kensington Review

31 May 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 64
Snow Leaves Treasury to Goldman Sachs’ Boss -- President Bush finally announced the departure of Treasury Secretary John Snow yesterday. Mr. Snow has been trying to leave for about a year, now, yet his resignation seemed to hinge on someone wanting to take over – and no one wanted to do that. At long last, someone has been found, Goldman Sachs’ Chairman and CEO Henry Paulson.

East Timor Falls Apart -- A few years ago, East Timor was the trendy cause among neophytes in global affairs. The poor down-trodden region languished under the oppressive boot of Indonesia. When it finally won independence thanks to diplomacy and UN efforts (and some common sense in Jakarta), a new day dawned. In the last week, the sun has set on those hopes as East Timor has fallen apart. Australian troops were cheered by the people when they arrived to help establish some kind of order. Evidence suggests East Timor wasn’t ready for self-rule.

EU Court Halts Traveler Data Transfer to US -- After Al Qaeda murdered around 3,000 people in September 2001 using hijacked aircraft, the US started demanding that European airlines start handing over passenger details within 15 minutes of take-off for the US. The EU Council of Ministers happily agreed to do so, but the EU Parliament was less happy and referred the matter to the European Court of Justice. The Court sided with the Parliament, saying that the hand over lacked an “appropriate legal basis.” Effective at the end of September, EU airlines will be damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Pitt and Jolie Give Namibia $300,000 -- The gossip rags and TV were full of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Baby Watch in the last week. This journal has little interest in the off-camera activities of most movie stars and is highly suspicious of those who get involved in social causes because rarely do they do the homework needed to really help. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, however, proved exceptions to the rule when their daughter was born in Namibia. They gave $300,000 to two hospitals in Namibia to help children whose parental lottery tickets didn’t provide two movie stars as Mommy and Daddy.

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