The Kensington Review

3 October 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 119
Democrats Will Delay War Appropriations Action, Want Surtax -- The Democrats on Capitol Hill have been a pretty spineless and inept bunch since they took over Congress in January. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the battle against the war in Iraq-Nam. However, they to seem to be evolving into vertebrates of late. They have told the president they won’t even consider his request for more money until next year, and some have suggested a war surtax. They’ve even won some Republicans over to a plan to make the Pentagon issue reports on the war’s progress. It isn’t a strategic withdrawal yet, but it’s progress.

Two Koreas Hold Second-Ever Summit -- The unification of the Korean peninsula is inevitable. The question is one what terms and how many generations in the future. Today, those terms might have clarified themselves and the number of generations dropped by a few with the second-ever summit meeting between the Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North). As he walked across the 38th parallel, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said, “This line will gradually be erased and the wall will fall.” From his lips to God’s ears.

Dow Tops 14,000 on Hope, Not Facts -- Two weeks ago, the stock market was wandering around with a distinct heaviness. The only direction to go, it seemed, was down. Then, the Fed waved its magic interest rate wand, and suddenly, the bull run was on. Earlier this week, the Dow closed above 14,000 for the first time ever, and the NASDAQ hit an all-time high. Yet, nothing has changed but investors’ expectations and the calendar.

“Aliens in America” Beats “Cavemen” by Miles -- The new TV season has opened, with much less fanfare than a generation ago, but there are two new programs that encapsulate what is bad about TV and what is good about it. Both are sitcoms, and both rely on the fish-out-of-water premise. Where ABC’s “Cavemen” is an unmitigated disaster, CW’s “Aliens in America” is solid enough to make one believe that there are still people out there who can make the medium work as an artform.

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