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May 01, 2003

I'm downright encouraged to read that people are still debating both the war and the peace movement that sprang up to protest it. I'm not encouraged to read someone saying that the way to attain world peace is to put armed US Soldiers all over the globe.

I am encouraged that public pressure can force a corporation to do the right thing. (Don't get your hopes up, it's a Swedish corporation, not a USofA one.)

I'm unsurprised that the Federal government is hedging on the international tobacco treaty. I don't know if its geography or what it is, but the tobacco lobby in the USofA is a strong one.

Chads! Remember chads? Florida remembers and there's a new fight brewing over the infamous bits of paper. Should those ballots be destroyed?

Speaking of Republicans, Rich Lewis thinks they're going to self-destruct even without a decent Democratic contender.

And Molly Ivins says, "Boy, there is no shortage of creatively terrible ideas from the Republican Party these days."

Posted by AnneZook at 07:48 AM