The shutdown might be short lived, but it will still have a damaging effect on how America is perceived, undermining its ability to exert influence in the world.
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Cameron, like Blair, cries: we can't stand idly by, wringing our hands. Damn right: take action but not of the killing kind.
I am ambivalent about WikiLeaks. While I go with the undisputed righteousness of principles like freedom of speech, I feel I am being dragged into a fight that is not my own.
It was a surprise that Obama didn't mention any commitment to the world and its citizens in his victory speech and there is every chance he won't spare us a line in his inaugural address.
Tim, Larry, Christina and Melody: half men, half women in a balanced partnership to face a global crisis and reshape the economic culture of the early 21st Century.
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