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September 25, 2007

As Chris notes, it's the 50th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock's Central High School. It's worth checking out this speech given by Mike Huckabee ten years ago to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the event, which is one of the more eloquent attempts I've read to come to grips with what happened during the integration crisis:

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A new survey released today, the "Ibrahim Index," takes a comprehensive look at corruption in sub-Saharan African nations, ranking 48 countries on their good (or not-so-good) governance.

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September 24, 2007

Gene Sperling has a useful essay in the latest issue of Democracy (registration required), teasing out some of the "pro-growth, progressive" ideas he laid out in his recent book by the same name.

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From Fox News Sunday:

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In the wake of news that the Arctic ice is melting faster than anyone expected, the UN climate summit is kicking off in New York today.

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Chris Cillizza reports that Evan Bayh is set to endorse Hillary Clinton this afternoon. As Chris points it, Bayh's move is likely to ease him onto the Clinton vice-presidential short-list should she win the nomination.

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Over at his new blog, Paul Krugman follows up on his column today by discussing the

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Of all the horrific news to have emerged from Zimbabwe over the past several years, this account is especially painful to read. When a giraffe wandered onto the outskirts of Harare, citizens rushed to the scene threatening to kill and eat it. Read the stories.

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Last week I did a few posts about some reservations I had with Obama's campaign strategy thus far (see here and here).

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