Monthly Archives: February 2003

ANTI-WAR POETRY BY KIM ADDONISIO

I was flattered and pleased that my anti-war poem led off last week’s special edition of Virtual Occoquan. But this week on Wood’s Lot I found what I think is the best anti-war poem of recent times. Here is Kim … Continue reading

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SLUMMING THROUGH THE BLOGOSPHERE

After a month in the small, safe world of Salon blogs, my curiosity got the better of me. I had already discovered some excellent non-Salon blogs, thanks to the posts and blogrolls of fellow Sloggers: K. at Different Strings , … Continue reading

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PICKING A FUEL-EFFICIENT HYBRID CAR

UCS has a thorough new report on how to select from the new breed of fuel-efficient hybrid cars .  Excerpt: Using new research into the cost and performance of hybrid technology, this report provides a comprehensive assessment of the technology, … Continue reading

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KIESLING’S RESIGNATION

Wood’s Lot links to the full NYT text of life-long diplomat John Brady Kiesling’s scathing letter of resignation.  Excerpt: The policies we are now asked to advance are incompatible not only with American values but also with American interests. Our … Continue reading

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IRAQ RIGHT AND LEFT: USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS NOW, REBUILD LATER

Znet carries the story by Stephen Kerr on Rumsfeld’s plan to circumvent and subvert the Chemical Weapons Convention to allow “crowd control” during the upcoming Iraq War by using the very WMD that are allegedly causing the war in the … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD

A friend of mine, David Jones, recently learned he was a first-place finalist in the annual International On-line Welsh Literary and Arts Festival (part of the Welsh Eisteddfod arts festival) in the Memories of Childhood category. Here is his submission.

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EARTH OBSERVATORY

Yahoo Science today publicized NASA’s site that contains hundreds of high-resolution pictures of Earth from space, some of them so remarkably detailed you can pick out individual streets and houses. It’s called Earth Observatory and it would be doing it … Continue reading

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A MAN CONSUMED WITH RAGE

I watched Bush last evening speaking to his carefully chosen audience at the American Enterprise Institute and I thought: This man is utterly consumed with rage. He is almost quivering with bloodlust to avenge what Osama did to his beloved … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED NATIONS

This week’s print version of the New Yorker includes an extensive article on U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which is not included in the online version. It contains some interesting observations on the future of the U.N. at this critical juncture. … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR WAR

The London Guardian today urges Britons, and especially MPs voting this evening on a deceptively-worded resolution to give Blair authority to commit his country and troops to war on Iraq, to reject war and Bush’s artificial deadline. The Guardian instead … Continue reading

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