Thursday, January 20, 2005
Thursday, January 20th
As one insider says, "Black people can no longer be looked upon as monolithic, and nobody understands this better than President Bush. He has quietly made very big strides by getting funds to faith-based organizations because the Republicans have discovered that the black churches are ready to do serious work."Maybe this is why Sen. Clinton urges use of faith-based initiatives
In other words, Republicans have discovered that the morality trumpeted by the evangelicals who were so important to their victories in November is shared by the black church community, which has always been conservative on issues regarding personal conduct.
Addressing a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza, Clinton invoked God more than half a dozen times, at one point declaring, "I've always been a praying person."Mover Mike
"I think, over time, unless we have a major change in trade policies, I don't see how the dollar avoids going down," the world's second-richest individual told CNBC television.Mover Mike
An American in Paris By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN let's us in on a little secret, Europe is the
biggest "blue" state of them all, ...butPeople everywhere hunger for freedom!
Funnily enough, the one country on this side of the ocean that would have elected Mr. Bush is not in Europe, but the Middle East: it's Iran, where many young people apparently hunger for Mr. Bush to remove their despotic leaders, the way he did in Iraq.
An Oxford student who had just returned from research in Iran told me that young Iranians were "loving anything their government hates," such as Mr. Bush, "and hating anything their government loves." Tehran is festooned in "Down With America" graffiti, the student said, but when he tried to take pictures of it, the Iranian students he was with urged him not to. They said it was just put there by their government and was not how most Iranians felt.
Iran, he said, is the ultimate "red state." Go figure.