Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

“Iran Commerce Minister to be Named for Oil Post” (Laurence Stacey)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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………………..wet newspaper
………………..Iran bleeds
………………..into commerce

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Headlines:

“Iran Commerce Minister to be Named for Oil Post” (Reuters)

“Iran MP Sees Parliament Backing for Oil Minister Nominee” (Iran Quest)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cheney Still Defends Torture” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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………………..seagulls scream—
………………..when will Cheney be tried
………………..for war crimes
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Headlines:

“Cheney Defends Torture Policy” (World Socialist News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Legal Prostitution Under Pressure in Rhode Island” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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………………..evening rain…
………………..the working girl
………………..haggles her price

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Headlines:

“Legal Prostitution Under Pressure in Rhode Island” (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Frost/Nixon: Film Review” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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………………..winter frost—
………………..the realization in
………………..Nixon’s eyes

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Reviews:

“Frost/Nixon Review” (Cinema Blend)

“Frost/Nixon” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“The Frost/Nixon Official Website” (FrostNixon.com)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Iran and Afghanistan Aren’t Ours to Win” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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………………..5000 dead
………………..35000 wounded
………………..do the birds
………………..mourn the passing
………………..of summer too

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Headlines:

“Iran and Afghanistan Aren’t Ours to Win” (The Washington Post) Many thanks to Dylan Horrocks for recommending this article to me.

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cheney on Prisoner Abuse” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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………………..a pigeon
………………..picks at
………………..yesterday’s news…
………………..Cheney still defends
………………..prisoner abuse

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“Cheney Still Manipulating People – Now in Public” (Huffington Post)

“CIA Interrogation Memos Provide Fodder For Both Sides” (LA Times)

“Cheney on Prisoner Abuse” (Times Now)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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………………..merging lanes…
………………..she explains why Obama
………………..is a socialist

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Headlines:

“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (ChattahBox)

“Obama’s International Socialist Connections” (A.I.M.)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Thin Veil of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
………………..of racism toward
………………..Obama
………………..the coming of summer
………………..leaves me cold

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Headlines:

“The Thin Vein of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Toward Obama” (The American Muslim)

“Obama Says Race Is’ Not The Overriding Issue Here’” (New York Times)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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………………..ask the wind
………………..and the moon
………………..when did
………………..caring for others
………………..become socialism?

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Headlines:

“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (The Age)

“Healthcare Reform Promotes a Better America, Not Socialism” (Tennessee Journalist)

“Universal Health Care is a Moral Choice” (Newsweek)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Lines Drawn as Senate Panel Begins Debating Health Bill” (Ed Baker)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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searching the stars
for intelligent life
so little of it here

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Headlines:

“Lines Drawn as Senate Panel Begins Debating Health Bill” (Washington Post)

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Poem by Ed Baker (see poet biographies).

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