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28 April 2008


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Supreme Court Upholds Indiana’s Voter ID Law -- One week ahead of the Indiana Primary, the Supreme Court has upheld that state’s voter ID law. Some 20 states have such laws, and the court has upheld most challenges to them, although it did strike down Missouri’s recently. As a general rule, this journal opposes ID cards, however, in this instance, one has to say the court is probably right.

Taliban Misses Karzai in Assassination Attempt -- The Taliban were supposed to have been wiped out in Afghanistan by now. The President of that country was supposed to be able to govern the whole nation. The people of Afghanistan were supposed to be at peace and enjoying increasing prosperity. Of course, things aren’t that way, and the Taliban proved it over the week-end by almost killing President Ahmed Karzai during a military parade.

Scottish Refinery Workers Strike over Pensions -- Workers at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland walked off the job yesterday as part of a two-day work stoppage to protest threatened pension cuts. Ineos, the company that bought the refinery operation from BP in 2005, says it will take up to 3 weeks to get the refinery back to full capacity. The pipeline from the Forties North Sea oil fields is also closed due to the strike. Petrol, as gas is known there, may run close to £1.50 a liter before the summer ends.

Harold and Kumar Mock War on Terror -- “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” is not likely to be mistaken for a work by William Shakespeare. The Bard usually avoided fart jokes and marijuana abuse. However, the film does have a bit more to it than bathroom humor aimed at 13-year-old boys. It sneaks in a few jabs at the stupidity of the war on terror.

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