So long as Mexico's right controls the TV media -- and can get some extra insurance from manipulating the electoral process as needed -- Mexico will have a very limited form of democracy, and it will also fall far short of its economic potential.
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Given the apathy among voters this midterm towards our wars, don't expect the Obama administration to feel much compulsion to change a failed strategy as President Bush was forced to do in 2006.
Once again, Howard Dean is right and Rahm Emanuel is wrong. What Emanuel doesn't seem to get is that real change is realistic.
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