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21 May 2008


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Clinton Wins Kentucky, Obama Carries Oregon -- Yesterday, the American Democrats held their final significant primaries, this time in Kentucky and Oregon. The Clinton camp took Kentucky 65% to 30%, winning 34 delegates to Senator Obamaís 14, a gain of 20. In Oregon, the Obama effort won 58% of the vote against Mrs. Clintonís 42%, giving Mr. Obama 21 delegates to Mrs. Clintonís 14. Thus, she gained 13 delegates. It is too little too late with too few left to fight over. Mr. Obama has won an absolute majority of elected delegates, and it is only the existence of unelected party hacks (superdelegates) that prevents him from claiming victory.

Commons Keeps Britain in 21st Century with Embryo Bill -- The House of Commons has been holding a quite grown up and hotly contested debate over the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. While there is still some legislating to be done before the bill receives Royal Assent, the House has been quite definitely on the side of progress and enlightenment over the matters addressed thus far. Despite the best efforts of well-meaning, but wrong, restrictionists, the UK is going to remain part of the 21st century on matters of embryology.

Supreme Court Upholds Muni Bond Exemptions -- The US Supreme Court voted 7-2 to uphold the current law that allows a state to exempt its residentsí municipal bond income from taxation while taxing that of residents of other states. The case stemmed from a Kentucky couple who held non-Kentucky municipal bonds, and a Kentucky state court agreed that this was discrimination in interstate commerce. The majority held that this was not the case, thus protecting the bond market from a nasty crash.

Bosox Jon Lester No-Hits Royals -- The Boston Red Sox got a no-hitter out of 24-year-old Jon Lester on Monday night as the home team beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0. It was the first no-hitter of the season, Mr. Lesterís first, the first by a Boston left-hander in over half a century, and as near as this journal can determine, the first no-hitter thrown by a man who has beaten cancer. Add in the fact that Mr. Lester won the last game of last yearís World Series for the Sox, and heís having a pretty good time of things.

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