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12 November 2008


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Obama Administration to Close Guantanamo -- The incoming Obama administration has decided that it will close the prison for alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It will release some of the inmates, try others in US civilian courts, and establish a special court system to try the rest. The latter is intended to protect national security by preventing classified information from appearing in the public record. One is skeptical that the latter is necessary.

France's Sarkozy Honors Executed WWI Soldiers -- During World War I, also known overly optimistically as “The War to End All Wars,” the French military executed over 600 of its own for failing to obey orders. Most of them were involved in the 1917 mutinies that broke out right after the disastrous Second Battle of Aisne, in which the French lost 118,000 men. Yesterday, President Nicholas Sarkozy acknowledged the truth about those executed; they were not cowards but were human beings who had been pushed too far.

Circuit City Goes Bust -- America's second largest electronics retailer, Circuit City, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Two years ago, it was worth more than $5 billion. Today, it's worth nothing. It is firing 6,800 employees and the remaining 40,000 may want to polish up their resumes. Very little of this it the fault of Circuit City's management, however.

TVs Wally Cleaver Has Piece at Louvre -- Child TV stars are more often in the news as adults for their inability to act like grown-ups. Usually, it's not entirely their own fault; their guardians didn't prepare them for the “you aren't a kid anymore” attitude of the entertainment industry. A notable exception is Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver on the iconic 1950s TV show “Leave it to Beaver.” One of his abstract sculptures is going on exhibit at the Louvre.

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