The Kensington Review

26 February 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 25
Vilsack Pulls out of Presidential Race over Money -- Unless one is a political hack or lives in Iowa, the name Tom Vilsack probably doesn’t mean much. However, he has the distinction of being the first candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2008 to quit the race. In withdrawing from the campaign, Mr. Vilsack said he simply couldn’t raise the money needed to make a reasonable run for the White House. What more proof does one need that the system is broken?

Canada’s Supreme Court Strikes down Anti-Terror Law -- The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down an anti-terror law that allows the government to detain foreign suspects indefinitely relying on secret evidence. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing on behalf of the entire court, put it, “Before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process.” One can only hope the next blast of cold air from Canada brings the same common sense to the American government.

Sony to Offer Freebies to Aussie PS3 Buyers -- The PlayStation 3 hit the US in time for Christmas, but the wait may prove worthwhile for the antipodean gamers who are only now able to get the PS3 in Australia. At five cents under A$1,000 (US$790) for the 60 gigabyte version, the price is off-putting to say the least. To so soften the blow, Sony is offering free stuff with each system sold. It looks like a pricing error.

“Basic Instinct II” Gets 4 Razzies, “Little Man” Garners 3 -- This week-end was a big deal for devotees of the cinema. Sunday night was given over to a long-winded and tedious applause fest known as the “Oscars.” Saturday night, though, was the real deal at Hollywood's Ivar Theatre, with the 27th Annual Razzies awards, which recognize the very worst in film. Top award “winner” here was “Basic Instinct II,” which was almost rivaled by extremely not-funny “Little Man.”

© Copyright 2007 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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