The Kensington Review

23 March 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 36
Edwards Campaign Continues Despite Wife’s Cancer Recurrence -- Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards announced yesterday that his campaign would continue despite the fact that he and his wife learned earlier this week that her breast cancer has returned. “The campaign goes on. The campaign goes on strongly,” he told the press, Elizabeth Edwards beside him. “From our perspective, there was no reason to stop. I don’t think we seriously thought about it.” Nor should they have.

Angola to Send Paramilitary Police to Support Mugabe -- Just when things in Zimbabwe looked as though they couldn’t worsen, they worsened. Starting on April 1, Angolan paramilitary police will arrive in Zimbabwe. Eventually, as many as 2,500 of these storm troopers will be “guests” of the Mugabe regime as part of an “exchange program.” One can only hope Mr. Mugabe has accepted this help because he no longer trusts his own security forces.

Brown’s Last Budget Cuts and Raises Income Tax for Poor -- Gordon Brown has been one of Britain’s more accomplished Chancellors of the Exchequer. Without his financial and fiscal engineering, the New Labour experiment would have collapsed under its own inability to pay the bills. In what is likely to be his last budget before becoming Prime Minister, Mr. Brown has managed to cut and raise taxes on the poor simultaneously. He claims they could be £250 better off; others are doubtful.

200th Anniversary of Abolition of Slave Trade Act Marked -- On March 25, 1807, George III gave Royal Assent to the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In so doing, he more than redeemed his ill-thought resistance to human rights known as the American War of Independence. He did have the help of William Wilberforce, a man of immense dedication to justice, who spent two decades fighting the trade. Two hundred years later, one ought to take a moment to reflect that despite homo sapiens’ best efforts, humanity does make progress on occasion.

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