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31 March 2008


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Latest Commentary: Volume VII, Number 39
Rove’s Advice to Dems is Priceless -- This journal has little time for Karl Rove, formerly known as Bush’s brain. However, he is one of the best political brawlers of his generation, and he knows his stuff. In this week’s Newsweek, he offers the Democrats some advice on how to handle their convention. It is probably one of the most insightful pieces written this year.

Zimbabwe Election Results Reported Slowly -- Whenever electoral results come in over a few days rather than a few hours, there is a pretty good chance that the result is phony. Zimbabwe is not a beacon of democracy, and the fact that the election results from Harare are coming in so very slowly suggests that the Mugabe government lost very badly and is trying to steal the election.

Fed to Get More Powers -- With the collapse of Bear Stearns, it was evident that the US financial system needed a big overhaul. What was less evident was whether the Bush administration was prepared to step up and do something. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has indeed stepped up.

Oldest Recorded Voice Finally Played --Among his many accomplishments, Thomas Edison managed to record and play back sound in 1877. However, it turns out that Parisian Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville recorded the traditional song “Au Claire de la Lune” in 1860 on a device called a phonautograph, Until now, it couldn’t be played back. A virtual stylus changed that.

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