FM newswire for April 12, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, collected from around the Internet. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague.

  1. Big news:  “George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’“, The Times, 9 April 2010
  2. Kissinger’s 1976 Cable Sheds More Light on ‘Operation Condor’“, Politics Daily, 10 April 2010 — Political assassinations done in the US.
  3. Another shockwave to worry about:  “Scientists Explore Origins of ‘Supervolcanoes’ on the Sea Floor“, National Science Foundation, 9 APril 2010 — How much should we spend to study and mitigate this threat?
  4. Tax Day and America’s Wars – What the Mayor of One Community Hard Hit by War Spending Is Doing“, Jo Comerford, TomDispatch, 11 April 2010
  5. A Greek bail-out at last but no real solution“, Wolfgang Münchau, Financial Times, 11 April 2010
  6. Debating libertaians:  “Adventures in Libertarian Blind Spots“, John Holbo, Crooked Timber, 11 April 2010 (follow-up here).  —  Confronting people’s dreams is come combination of messy, necessary, useless.
  7. A liberal’s view of vouchers:  “The Milwaukee Voucher Failure“, Matthew Yglesias, ThinkProgress, 12 April 2010 — Similar academic results, higher parental satisfaction, at less cost.
  8. Dangerous DNA: The truth about the ‘warrior gene’“, New Scientist, 12 April 2010

(9)  Evidence of an imbalanced economy

From a report by David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff, 12 April 2010.  There are ten business sectors.  Why does finance dominate the others in America?  Is this the foundation for a great nation?

(10)  Today’s factoid

I trust my local painter, but don’t have my house painted more often because of that:  see this from Gallup (although he’d like it), 24 June 2009 about the percent of Americans having high confidence in the US military:


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