Month: August 31, 2007

Aug 29,2007

Here Comes the Bribe

Out of 163 countries surveyed in Transparency International’s 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index, Ukraine ranks 99th. I have seen evidence of this first-hand after living in Kiev, where I taught English until recently....

Aug 17,2007

The Roundup: Hucksters on Main Street

The big news out of the Ames straw poll last weekend was a surprisingly strong showing by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who placed second. Huckabee beat out Sen. Sam Brownback,...

Aug 10,2007

The Roundup: Primary Cullers

Democratic presidential candidates appeared together twice this week, first on Tuesday at a forum in Chicago hosted by the AFL-CIO and MSNBC then last night at forum in Hollywood hosted...