We can deduce certain trends about Egyptian painting and the nature of its buyers.
In November came the news that the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria was in a financial crisis, because of declining donor commitments and failure by donors to honor existing commitments. The Fund’s board cancelled Round 11 of its funding applications, which was supposed to provide money for 2011 to 2013.
Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate and white conservatives’ idea of a real black man (in contrast President Barack Obama is “the son of an elite Kenyan and a white graduate student”), went to see the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel earlier this week. One of the questions they asked him was about Obama’s in […]
‘Why is the US sending its troops to finish off a fractured band of bush fighters in the middle of Africa?’
President Barack Obama’s decision to send 100 armed “special forces” to the Central African Republic to flush out Joseph Kony’s 400 odd fighters (link to the announcement) has elicited the range of predictable responses. John Pilger deplored it and American human rights organizations welcomed it. So did the Western media. John Pilger is not close […]
Must be our blog title. Someone named STONE decides to vent on The Hill’s Congress Blog about US foreign aid in a piece about policing the already shrinking foreign aid budget that’s currently only 1.5% of all federal spending: It does not matter how little the amount sent to foreign countries, it is the principal of […]
I wondered why initially few, if any mainstream news outlets, pretended to not care why the code word for terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden, among his Navy Seals executioners was that of native American leader, Geronimo. A 19th century Apache leader, born Goyahkla, Geronimo led defensive wars against illegal encroachment on native land by separate […]
[At last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack] Obama … mauled the media, especially Fox News, suggesting some news organizations maybe attaching undue importance to the ‘birther’ issue. The president said if his original birth certificate issued by Hawaii was not enough to convince everyone, he was issuing a birth video. He then showed […]
Reporter Janny Scott in The New York Times, and the author of “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,” writing about Stanley Ann Dunham: The president’s mother has served as any of a number of useful oversimplifications. In the capsule version of Obama’s life story, she is the white mother from Kansas […]