The Kensington Review

25 April 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 50
Senator Reid Slams Bush Ahead of War Funding Vote -- Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has been the source of some frustration to the “out-now” crowd on the Iraq-Nam issue. He has been cautious and thoughtful (or timid and weak, depending on one’s view), but on Monday, he made it clear that the Democrats are prepared to take on the president most directly over funding the wars in Iraq-Nam and Afghanistan. Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he separated the military from the White House, and did so most effectively.

Blair’s Labour as Unpopular as Michael Foot’s in 1983 -- Next Thursday, voters in Britain will cast ballots in local elections. They will do so with polls showing that the New Labour of Tony Blair is as unpopular as the Old Labour of Michael Foot in 1983, the year of the Thatcher landslide. Labour is the choice of a mere 27% of the electorate. The only thing that will keep Labour in power in any local council after Thursday is the increased support for minor parties. Rather than run to the Tories or the LibDems, voters seem to support nationalists, pre-Blair socialists, greens and outright cranks.

Toyota Outsells General Motors -- It happened one quarter later than this journal had predicted. For the three months ended March 31, 2007, Toyota sold 2.35 million vehicles. In the same period, General Motors sold 2.26 million. Japanese corporate capital now produces more cars and trucks than American corporate capital. However, that isn’t the same as Japanese companies making more cars than American companies. The truth is, there isn’t an American or Japanese car anymore, merely brands with different geographical identities.

John Legend Awes New York -- When a man starts playing gospel and classical piano at the age of 5, graduates as salutatorian from high school at 16 while also being elected prom king and president of the student council, followed by a degree from an Ivy League university, one is quite prepared to hate him out of simple human jealousy. John Legend, though, is a musician of such passion, talent and technique that one can only hope human cloning becomes fashionable in the near future. Monday night, he held the crowd at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City in the palm of his gifted hand. And “gifted” feels like an understatement.

© 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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