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A Looney Tunes Episode Starring (Mike) Duffy Duck

I really don’t understand why the media’s knickers are in a knot over the Mike Duffy incident. As I understand it, the former Canadian senator was abusing the privilege of his office by using government funds (read: taxpayer dollars) to pay for things that really shouldn’t have been billed to the taxpayer. 442 more words

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A more active role by German-speaking countries in Europe’s security debate is welcome.

In this op-ed, first published on commonspace.eu Dennis Sammut discusses the results of the meeting of Foreign Ministers of German-speaking nations held in Neuchatel on 16 August and says that a  more active role by German-speaking countries in Europe’s security debate is welcome. 907 more words

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Baku: a tale of two cities

Baku in 2015 is a tale of two cities, and no one should dismiss either lightly or categorically because there is truth in both. In this op-ed for commonspace.eu, published on 11 June 2015, Dennis Sammut reflects on the 1st European Games, and their meaning for the people of Azerbaijan. Read it here

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A BRT FOR PENANG (Great Idea but Mind the Gap)

BRT – Bus Rapid Transit – a well-known transportation strategy which since first pioneered Curitiba Brazil in 1974 has seen many successes, and a fair number of disappointments. 3,486 more words

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Crudites, or, My Two Cents on Oil and the Crisis in the Middle East

I subscribe to John Stephenson’s blog on strategic investment, and his August 10 posting reminded me of my mother’s words: the power struggles in the Middle East are only about oil, and who controls it. 1,341 more words

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Book Review-A Time for Truth, Reigniting the Promise of America

It is not unusual for a candidate for public office to write a book, as I recall President Obama wrote several!  However, Ted Cruz’ new book, A Time for Truth, Reigniting the Promise of America is a far cry from Obama’s Dreams of My Father.  467 more words

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Sheldon Adelson's Pathetic Fight Against Online Poker

That’s the face of an ugly person inside and out. Sheldon Adelson, he of Venetian ownership fame, is the epitome of a rich, white, snobby, arrogant prick. 957 more words

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