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Entries by Bill Lucey from 12/2009

Key Dates: U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

| Posted 12.07.2009 | World

Here is a timeline of key events in United States/Afghanistan relations, dating back to the Soviet Union's invasion in 1979, along with dates on the rise, fall, and rise again of the Taliban.

2009: A Year in "Quotes"

| Posted 12.13.2009 | Politics

As 2009 draws to a close, I compiled a selection of quotes from leading newsmakers as a way of highlighting some of the biggest news stories of the year.

Time Magazine Overlooks Google Founders Again

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Media

If you take just 30 seconds to consider all the ways Google, for "good or ill,'' has embraced our daily lives, maybe then you will appreciate my confusion of how the editors of Time magazine continue to overlook, year after year, Google.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Senate Was in Session

| Posted 12.20.2009 | Politics

You heard right; Congress will be spending Christmas Eve in the nation's Capitol. Has the Senate ever been in session on Christmas Eve before? Yes.

Steps in Reconciling House and Senate Bills

| Posted 12.23.2009 | Politics

Assuming that the Senate approves the health care reform bill on Christmas Eve morning, what happens next?

How Former U.S. Presidents Spent Their New Year's Eve

| Posted 12.29.2009 | Politics

Since President Obama is in Hawaii with his family, I guess he'll be on his best behavior this New Year's. We'll have to wait for another administration before we hear about any lamp shades on heads.

Recalling a Few New Year's Eve Traditions

| Posted 12.31.2009 | Healthy Living

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, here are a few historic facts we can mull over while waiting for the ball to come down on a wet frigid night at Times Square in New York.