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Archive for July, 2008

The Untouchable: Why nothing the press throws at Obama sticks.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

How did Barack Obama achieve superslipperiness without becoming greasy? Find out

China defends human rights record

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said: “I hope that Amnesty International can take off the tinted glasses they have been wearing for years and see China in a fair and objective way, and do something more constructive.”

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Slate on 2008

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

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China And Sudan: A Marriage Sealed In Oil, History

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The relationship between Sudan and China is widely believed to be a marriage anointed in oil: China needs it and Sudan has it, and the two have been in business for years. But the Sudanese say their bond with China runs deeper than any oil well and goes back more than 100 years to a man who proved the adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

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McCain, Obama Focus On Economy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama have turned their attention to the economy. McCain is discussing jobs and energy with calls for offshore drilling. Obama has met with top economic advisers, including former Bush administration officials.

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Senator Barack Obama’s Visit to Berlin

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Senator Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin on July 24 was met with large crowds and much optimism for the future of transatlantic cooperation. For more insight about the substance of Senator Obama’s speech and the importance of his visit, AICGS has compiled essays and articles from international experts and friends of the Institute

Obama And The Chicago Establishment

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Though presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign has been extensively covered by the media, little has been said about his roots in Chicago politics. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, explores Obama’s tenure as a local politician for Chicago’s South Side.

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Truncated Lecture Notes: Did the Great Society Fail or Succeed?

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Truncated Lecture Notes: Did the Great Society Fail or Succeed?

The Legacy of the Great Society

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

“It is not the purpose of this paper to evaluate the original legislation with respect to its successes or failures. This type of analysis has been repeated over and over in conferences and congressional hearings over the past 30 years. Such an exercise is fraught with difficulty as the original goals and objectives of each program were not completely clear and, as mentioned above, the details and implementation of each program were not set out in the original legislation. It was Johnson’s belief that these details would be worked out later. It is shown here that the debates about how to improve or change these programs continue to the present. It is the purpose of this paper to determine what, if anything, remains of the “Great Society” legislation in the 1990s. What is its legacy?”

The Legacy of the Great Society

Inaugural Addresses

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

Johnson’s Inaugural Address

Response Sheet to JFK & LBJ