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27 June 2008


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Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Hand Gun Ban -- The big case before the Supreme Court this week was District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290). This case involved the hand gun ban in the District of Columbia that has been the law there since 1976. The court decided in a 5-4 decision that the ban on possession of a hand gun in their own homes violated Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment. It’s pretty clear, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The only problem is the majority skipped the first 13 words.

North Korea Hands over Nuclear Report, US Responds -- Every once in a while, the international community gets some good news. Yesterday, the North Korean government handed over an accounting of its nuclear program to the Chinese as part of the Six-Party talks regarding the Korean peninsula (six months late). In return, the US has promised to lift sanctions under the Trading With the Enemy Act, and in 45 days will remove North Korea from the list of nations the State Department claims sponsor terrorism. This is what comes of talking to one’s enemies.

Florida to Buy Out US Sugar -- US Sugar Corporation is going out of business in six years. At least, it will, providing the details of a deal offered by Florida’s Republican governor Charlie Crist to the shareholders get hammered out. In exchange for $1.7 billion, US Sugar will quietly shut down and the State of Florida will begin to restore part of the Everglades to its original condition. If ever one wanted proof that the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt still makes up part of the Republican Party, this is it.

Berlin Remembers Airlift with Exhibition -- Sixty years ago this week, the Soviet Union’s attempt to starve West Berlin into submission met with a logistical masterpiece known as the Berlin Airlift. Jack Bennett, who died in 2001 in that city, made the first flight of the airlift in a DC-4 loaded with potatoes. The Soviets gave up their blockade after 15 months during which time 278,000 flights had delivered 2.3 million tons of food and fuel. Berlin’s Allied Museum opened an exhibition this week featuring photos and film extracts of the freedom flights.

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