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Korean Crisis in the Making

November 23, 2010

North Korea fired multiple shells onto a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, killing two South Korean marines and wounding 14 yesterday.  The artillery shelling between North and South lasted an hour-and-a-half, making this exchange the most intense outside the DMZ since the Korean War ended in 1953. The US seems prepared, as ever [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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