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Udall Statement on Budget Deal

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

  Mark Udall’s statement regarding the budget agreement reached tonight between Democrats and Republicans: April 8, 2011 “I congratulate both Democrats and Republicans for coming together and agreeing on a budget compromise.  Shutting down the government would’ve affected tens of thousands of Coloradans and their livelihoods were at stake.  Military families were worried about receiving their paychecks, farmers would’ve waiting for operating loans to put seed in the ground, and ... Full Story

Libyan Boy Scouts take on big role

Libyan Boy Scouts take on big role

            Benghazi Boy Scouts Fill Vacuum of Libyan Social Services by Phil Litner When the Gadhafi government lost control of eastern Libya, a vacuum formed in social and other basic services.  Among those who have stepped forward to help are the Benghazi Boy Scouts. The chaos that has engulfed Libya in the last few weeks has sent ripple effects throughout the society.  One unexpected group has been called up to fill gaps that no one could have ... Full Story

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

      Time Magazine The Libyan Conundrum Fareed Zakaria Now the U.S. has the opportunity to break the dysfunctional dynamic that produces anti-American hatred and violence. The Obama Administration has properly aligned itself with the hopes and aspirations of the Arab people, and it has called for governments in the region to engage in serious reform. But right now all these efforts have been sidelined. Libya is burning. Its people rose, and the tyrant gunned them down. Unless ... Full Story

The myth of Tribal Libya

The Libyan youth uses a number of communication media. In addition to their Twitter and Facebook pages, they have a web site on which they keep a running update, publishes some of their own publication and provides articles that have appeared in international newspapers.   Todays page includeds "Libya's uprising attract participants worldwide" from the Washington Post "Video: Apparently the whole Libyan social media revolution is a fake" showing attempts to discredit the Libyan Youth ... Full Story

Videos from Libya

      CNN Reporter gets a look at Misrata after weeks of siege.       Translated Video: Injured revolutionary refuses to praise Gaddafi, shots fired & ending unclear   Translation: Gaddafi Soldier: Raise your head, Raise your head, Get on your back, What is your name?! What is your Name? Injured man: Ahmed. Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live alfatah (Gaddafi/Gaddafi’s revolution) Injured man: God is great Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live Alfatah ... Full Story

A vision of a democratic Libya

A vision of a democratic Libya

The political and international affairs committee of Libya's interim national council presents its eight-point plan for the country The interim national council, formed by opposition groups in Libya, has said it will hold free and fair elections and draft a national constitution. Here is its eight-point plan in full.   A vision of a democratic Libya The interim national council hereby presents its vision for rebuilding the democratic state of Libya. This vision responds to the needs and ... Full Story

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

    Friends in High Places Judy Bachrach With their invasion of Libya, the US, France, and Britain have entered into a risky, multi-dimensional conflict that could stretch well beyond a few weeks. Where, wonders Judy Bachrach, is the military assistance that the Arab League, who so vehemently petitioned the allies to launch their attack and who will be so clearly affected by the fallout from the Libya crisis? Read More       Fantasies of Afghan War Progress at ... Full Story

Obama, Afghanistan, France

Obama, Afghanistan, France

                          Obama Doctrine: A Modesty of Ambitions Michael Singh BLOG A drifting, placating foreign policy that disappoints friends and emboldens foes. Read More                   AfPak: Looking at Year 2020 Hanson, et al.Essay A group of experts peer into Afghanistan and Pakistan's future and offer some surprising visions. Read More   ... Full Story

World Affairs Daily, March 10

World Affairs Daily, March 10

  China's Nervous Neighbors Play the America Card By Richard Weitz China's increasing military power and aggressiveness has raised alarms in Southeast Asia. Richard Weitz explains how the region, together with the US, has begun to recalculate, adjust, and realign policies and relationships to counter China's increasingly menacing posture.  Read More   The Arms Trade, Dictators, and the Innocent Dead Michael Zantovsky Blog As Qaddafi murders his subjects, the moral relativism, ... Full Story

BLM to Webcast Meeting of Wild Horse and Burro

BLM to Webcast Two-day Meeting in Phoenix of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board The Bureau of Land Management announced today that the March 10-11 meeting of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Phoenix will be accessible as a Webcast on the Internet for anyone interested in observing the meeting but unable to attend in person. The live meeting Webcast will be available at: http://blm.gov/webcast on Thursday, March 10, from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Mountain Standard Time (3 p. m. to 7 p. m. ... Full Story

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