Sunday, February 06, 2005


     Is anything good happening?  Bush plans to cut back on farm subsidies, in a way that seems to support small farmers and undercut agribusiness, but I don't expect him to expend any political capital on this.

     The US is gassing one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world to eradicate Coca.

     Prof. J Cole and Pundit J Goldberg (son of L Goldberg) are in a tiff, because J Goldberg put forth that the 1997 Iranian election was a fraud compared to the 2005 Iraqi election.  Cole's follow up arguments sound good, while Goldberg's sound ignorant, but I don't know much about the 1997 election.  James Wolcott writes it up in a way that makes me smile.

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