Category Archives: Government
Iraq’s liberation, the Arab Spring and the democratic revolution
Saddam’s statue: the bitter regrets of Iraq’s sledgehammer man Guardian – PETER BEAUMONT – Mar 9, 2013 “Then we had only one dictator. Now we have hundreds,” he says, echoing a popular sentiment in a country mired in political problems … more
“In God We Trust” and bad faith
In Nothing We Trust National Journal – RON FOURNIER – Apr 21, 2012 Muncie is a microcosm of a nation whose motto could be, “In Nothing We Trust.” Seven in 10 Americans believe that the country is on the wrong … more
Different standards of happiness
U.N. summit focuses on how to improve global happiness PRI – Apr 3, 2012 The United Nations on Monday turned its attention to happiness — and just how it might be achieved on an international scale.
Gambling away this human life
Where does Mega Millions money go after the jackpot? CBS News – ARMEN KETEYLAN – Mar 30, 2012 In 2011, more Americans played the lottery than regularly attended church, bringing in $56 billion last year alone.
Democracy: in business of plundering
Jewellers say non-branded gold to cost more Zee News – Mar 19, 2012 In the 2012-13 Budget, the government proposed to levy 1 percent excise duty on non-branded gold jewellery too besides doubling import duty on gold to 4 percent.
China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself Yahoo! News – ERIC PFEIFFER, The Sideshow – Mar 1, 2012 The Chinese government isn’t getting rid of its one-child policy currently in place. It’s just making it … more
Accounting for tax dollars
Thanks For Paying Taxes. Here’s A Receipt. NPR – JACOB GOLDSTEIN – Sep 30, 2010 Taxpayers should get a receipt so they know what they’re paying for, a think tank called Third Way argues in a new paper.
Hogs and dogs, lions and tigers
What if it’s about them? Youtube – Judge Napolitano, Fox News Freedom Watch – Feb 13, 2012 “What if what we call public opinion is just a manufactured narrative that makes it easier to convince people that if their views … more
Krishna comes to the rescue of Bhagavad Gita As It Is in Russia
Russian court rejects call to ban Bhagavad Gita Reuters – Dec 28, 2011 A Russian court on Wednesday rejected prosecutors’ calls to ban the Bhagavad Gita, a case that provoked protests in India, by including it on a list of … more
Bhagavad-gita under attack in Russia
In Russia, the Bhagavad Gita Has a Date in Court New York Times – GLENN KATES – Dec 23, 2011 A Russian group’s demands that the Bhagavad Gita be labeled “extremist” and banned has prompted outrage in India and terse … more