Category Archives: World

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King overturns lashing for woman driver.

Maybe he was shamed into it, but – whatever the reason – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has come to the rescue of a woman sentenced to receive ten ‘lashes’ for driving a car. The Wednesday announcement came without any official … Continue reading

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Mixed messages for Saudi women.

A quip in this country about “women drivers” will get sideways looks at a minimum and a punch on the arm in some circles. In our politically-correct society, such comments are as frowned upon as “dumb blonde” jokes at a … Continue reading

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Remembering our history by the date.

Quick! What is the “date which will live in infamy?” Here is a hint: It was a day in which thousands of Americans died after an attack by airplanes. Some of you will be able to name the event, but … Continue reading

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US holds up payments to Pakistan: too little?

Capitol Hill talk is of reducing the deficit and trying to balance the budget, and the need to raise the debt ceiling because of the failure to do either of the previous. If it was a family budget, it would … Continue reading

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