FM newswire for April 14, interesting articles about geopolitics

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

  1. Not a good start:  “Tea Party NY Gov Candidate’s E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality“, Zachary Roth, 12 April 2010 — “Caputo accused Democrats of wanting to change the subject from substantive issues to ‘having sex with horses.'” Well, yes.
  2. Great headline, but false (as the article explains):  “Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer“, New York Times, 13 April 2010
  3. Gods and Monsters – Fighting American Wars From On High“, Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch, 13 April 2010
  4. One Reason U.S. Health Care Costs So Much“, blog of the New York Times, 13 April 2010 — Fortunately we’re not learning from other nation’s; that would be wrong.
  5. General Robert E. Lee did not oppose slavery:  “The Ghost of Bobby Lee“, Ta-Nehisi Coates, blog of The Atlantic, 13 April 2010
  6. Blindingly obvious, widely predicted:  “‘Ignorance’ leads to botched Afghan raids“, Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service posted at Asia Times, 14 April 2010
  7. It’s Time To Retire Kabuki – The word doesn’t mean what pundits think it does“, Jon Lackman, Slate, 14 April 2010
  8. Everything Is Illuminated – Inexpensive, handheld Raman scanners will soon enable anyone to identify just about anything“, The Atlantic, May 2010
  9. About the realities of COIN:  “The Myth of a Kinder, Gentler War“, Michael A. Cohen, World Policy Journal, Spring 2010

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