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Pirates: A Better Class of Criminal

(11) Comments | Posted April 9, 2009 | 9:58 AM

The fact that this took so long, that's not good," said one of the pirates, Isse Mohammed, in a telephone interview. "But we got the cash in hand, and that's good. That's what we're interested in."

Mr. Isse added that his gang would continue "hunting ships" because "that's...

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Revisiting American Involvement in El Salvador: The Massacre at El Mozote

(12) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 6:45 PM

In 1981, El Salvador's military leaders began to employ "scorched earth" tactics in their battle against left-wing guerrillas. In Spanish the saying was "sacar el pes del agua," or "remove the fish from the water." Whatever the name, total warfare and destruction was the objective, and the policy resulted in...

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How I Lost My Job and Why I don't want it back

(11) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 11:33 AM

I had known for some time that things were going South. Management would hold periodic "town hall" meetings where everyone would pile into a room and listen to a bland presentation detailing the firm's recent successes and those ever-nebulous "areas for improvement." Throughout my year on the job the prognosis...

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