Monthly Archives: December 2009

New year…new policy for the U.N. in Pakistan

And the policy is unfortunately necessary. The international agency is moving 25 percent (60 people) of its non-Pakistani employees out of Pakistan. The policy will be in effect for at least six months. The reason behind the decision ought to … Continue reading

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The opposition is not allowed to stage a protest…

…but pro-government rallies in Iran are legal. Don’t you just love double standards? Advertisements

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NPR tries to establish a local news presence

An interesting initiative. Presuming it’s successful, an expansion of stations and ideas seems possible. Advertisements

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Rush Limbaugh hospitalized

Whatever your opinion of Rush Limbaugh, let’s hope the chest pains he is experiencing turn out to be nothing serious. Advertisements

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A Calgary Herald reporter…

…and four Canadian military dead in Afghanistan. Advertisements

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Slip, sliding away

The media — and typically it is the right-leaning news organizations that are quicker to point out — are noting that President Obama’s approval numbers have slid noticeably. According to one newspaper report, the president began the year with an … Continue reading

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More gutting…I mean, cutting…at the Washington Times? (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. EST: “Tweets” note that the newspaper’s management has indeed slashed the sports section, which publishes its last edition on Friday. And why you should care. ORIGINAL POST: The nation’s capital has two daily newspapers, except that … Continue reading

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