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Month: November 2006

The disturbing truth about Defense Secretary nominee Gates

  NY Times: Gates Advocated Air Strikes on Nicaragua WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1984, Robert Gates, then the No. 2 CIA official, advocated U.S. airstrikes against Nicaragua’s pro-Cuban government to reverse what he described as an ineffective U.S. strategy to deal with communist advances in Central America, previously classified documents say. Gates, President Bush’s nominee […]

Are Oklahoma law students smart, or is the Oklahoma bar exam easy?

  NewsOK: Oklahoma law students are setting benchmarks Would-be lawyers in Oklahoma pass the bar exam at a nearly unparalleled rate, but no one really knows why. Some point to the caliber of students admitted into law school these days, while others note schools have shifted their focus toward preparing students for the bar exam. […]

Camilo Mejia’s website is back online

  FreeCamilo.com Plenty of changes are coming in the near future. Check back here for a soon-to-be added blog column and news on Camilo’s upcoming book. This is very exciting news. I’m really looking forward to seeing Camilo’s blog and his book. Also for those of you are unfamiliar with Camilo’s story, here’s a good […]

Samantha Smith — one of my childhood heroes

  Wikipedia: Samantha Smith Samantha Reed Smith (June 29, 1972 – August 25, 1985) was an American schoolgirl from Manchester, Maine who was called “America’s Youngest Ambassador” in the United States and the “Goodwill Ambassador” in the Soviet Union during her lifetime. She became famous in these two countries and well-known worldwide after writing a […]

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