Thursday, December 21, 2006

Teen Sex in Stalinist Georgia

Good Morning. A few new items today.

  • What happens when a 17-year-old boy receives a consensual blow job from a 15-year-old girl at a party in Georgia (the American one of Cobb County, Newt Gingrich and CNN, not its former Soviet namesake and Stalin’s homeland), and when the boy happens to be black? He gets sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole. See "Teen Sex as Gallows in Georgia"
  • "We're not winning," the president finally conceded to the Washington Post about Iraq. No schnitzel, Sherlock. But Bush's labyrinth is worse than he lets on. See "We're Not Winning..."
  • Where has Osama been? And why is his No. 2 man , the bloodlusting Ayman al-Zawahiri, grabbing the spotlight? There may be some good news and some bad news. See "Is al-Qaeda Finished?"
Plenty more in Candide's Daily Journal. Thanks for

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Goodbye, Emmanuelle

Good Morning. Several new items today.

  • If Tocqueville was riding around America today, would he call it a democracy? See Pierre's Tuesday Column, "American Apartheid."
  • Who are the real predators? The Christmas season brings them out, and it's all about marketing to children, the new frontier of marketers' predatory skills. See "Emmanuelle's Children..."
  • Candide's Notebooks contributor Ohdave reviews Enemy Combatant, the memoir of a Pakistani-Briton held at Guantanamo for three years. See "Inside Guantanamo"
  • It's not just Arabs who lie about maps and boundaries in textbooks. Israel has been in on the act, too. See "Israel's Textbook Duplicity"
Plenty more in Candide's Daily Journal. Thanks for