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Don't Panic

Wednesday March 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Don't Panic

Wednesday March 12, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday March 5, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday February 26, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday February 19, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday February 12, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday February 5, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 29, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 22, 2003 12:04 am EST
How strong is Iraq's military? | more...

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Wednesday January 15, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 8, 2003 12:04 am EST
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Don't Panic

Wednesday January 1, 2003 12:04 am EST
Although we de-Talibaned its government over a year ago, we still have about 8,000 troops in Afghanistan. Their missions are the following:1) Hunt down leftover al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders. Osama "Gimp Kidneys" bin Laden, Mullah "Cyclops" Omar and several of their underling leftovers are still spelunking their way around the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Catching them is an important... | more...

Don't Panic

Wednesday December 25, 2002 12:04 am EST



A couple of weeks ago in this space, I wrote about a Pew Research Center poll showing that the popularity of the United States is dipping around the world. Our popularity in Europe has declined so much that France didn't even get us a Christmas gift this year. And Germany re-gifted us with the same bottle of white Zinfandel they got from Hungary last year.

C'mon guys, I know you don't like...

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Don't Panic

Wednesday December 18, 2002 12:04 am EST



As I'm writing, a general strike by Venezuela's oil industry is threatening to devolve into political violence and even civil war. Nobody's all that sure what it's about on account of all them people down there speak an obscure and difficult-to-decipher Romance dialect commonly known as "Spanish." I'll try to piece it together for you as best I can though.

Venezuela is one of the world's...

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Don't Panic

Wednesday December 11, 2002 12:04 am EST
As the world's sole superpower (or "Hyperpower" as some of TV pundits who think they're really smart now like to say), the United States has a unique relationship with the rest of the world. We're the benevolent father, but we're also the bullying older brother and the dirty uncle. Trying to figure out our relationship with the rest of the world is like trying to figure out Father's Day in West... | more...

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Wednesday December 4, 2002 12:04 am EST
What's the current political climate in Iran, and what does it mean to us? | more...

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Wednesday November 27, 2002 12:04 am EST
What effect will the Homeland Security legislation that just passed Congress have on our lives?</ | more...

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Wednesday November 20, 2002 12:04 am EST
Why does it matter if Osama bin Laden is still alive? | more...

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Wednesday November 13, 2002 12:04 am EST
What is Ramadan, and why is it so important? | more...

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Wednesday November 6, 2002 12:04 am EST
Do Americans support military action against Iraq? | more...

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Wednesday October 30, 2002 12:04 am EST
How did North Korea get nuclear weapons, and what does it mean to the U.S.? | more...

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Wednesday October 23, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Is the United States doing a good job of interrupting al-Qaeda's finances? | more...

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Wednesday October 16, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Has the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation had any results? | more...

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Wednesday October 9, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's the latest with al-Qaeda and do they really have a link to Baghdad? | more...

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Wednesday October 2, 2002 12:04 am EDT
The president recently issued a report on U.S. military strategy. What does the report say? | more...

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Wednesday September 25, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why have we been hearing so much about Yemen over the past couple of weeks? | more...

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Wednesday September 18, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why are the nations closest to Iraq so opposed to a U.S. invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein? | more...

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Wednesday September 11, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Does oil play a role in the Bush administration's determination to invade Iraq? | more...

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Wednesday September 4, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Please explain the history of Western military activity in the Middle East? | more...

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Wednesday August 28, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What do the British think of our war on terror and our plans to invade Iraq? | more...

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Wednesday August 21, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's the latest in the case against Zacarias Moussaoui? | more...

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Wednesday August 14, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's the status of the investigation of last year's anthrax attacks? | more...

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Wednesday August 7, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's the latest on our planned war with Iraq? | more...

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Wednesday July 31, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Is assassination an effective political tool? | more...

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Wednesday July 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Is it true, as some commentators suggest, that we're losing the peace" in Afghanistan? | more...

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Wednesday July 17, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What are the political and security ramifications of the wall that Israel is building between itself and the West Bank? | more...

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Wednesday July 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
How has aviation security evolved over the years and are we any safer? | more...

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Wednesday July 3, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Does President Bush's recent speech about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict improve the chances for peace? | more...

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Wednesday June 26, 2002 12:04 am EDT
How easy is it for someone in the U.S. to build a bomb? | more...

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Wednesday June 19, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What threat is posed by a dirty" bomb?" | more...

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Wednesday June 12, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why are American troops active in the Philippines? | more...

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Wednesday June 5, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Did America really lose its innocence after 9-11? | more...

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Wednesday May 29, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why all the terror warnings recently? | more...

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Wednesday May 22, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why does the United States maintain its trade embargo with Cuba? | more...

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Wednesday May 15, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why is the Middle East so important to us? | more...

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Wednesday May 8, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's been happening in Afghanistan lately? | more...

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Wednesday May 1, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What's so holy about Jerusalem? | more...

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Wednesday April 24, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why do Israelis hate Yasser Arafat so much? | more...

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Wednesday April 17, 2002 12:04 am EDT
Why do Arabs hate Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon so much? | more...

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Wednesday April 10, 2002 12:04 am EDT
What do Muslim suicide attackers expect to find in heaven? | more...