Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
A story published recently in PRI certainly knows how to grab a reader’s attention:
The bells pealing in the 800-year-old Lisbon Cathedral may have tolled the end (temporarily) of the Socialists Party's’ hold on the government of Portugal.
This week the European Parliament awarded the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to key participants in the Arab Spring.
At last week’s meeting held in Deauville, France, the assembled leaders of the so-called G8 (the “wealthiest industrialized nations”) agreed to send at least $20 billion dollars to Egypt and Tunisia to help the nascent governments in those countries to spur their economic growth. The G8 leaders hope that a large infusion of aid money will prevent these countries from sliding away from the “democracy” they claim to be establishing.
In Great Britain, in the days prior to the invasion of Iraq, government ministers and oil industry executives spoke about how best to exploit the rich oil reserves in that country, according to an article in the UK newspaper The Independent.
America has no monopoly on bailouts. The New American has chronicled the forced public financing of the otherwise unsustainable social welfare schemes of several European nations.
Homosexual men in the U.K. will soon be allowed to donate blood. It’s a policy shift that likely will increase the fear of contracting HIV through the transfusion of tainted blood.
Everybody curses the taxman, but there is a new category of taxpayers in Romania that just might know how to really do it.
If you've always dreamed of that blue sky holiday relaxing with a book and a beverage on the sun-drenched shores of Hawaii but you've never been able to afford it, then get on a plane and head for that socialist Shangri-La known as the European Union and all your dreams will come true.
Using the War on Terror as a pretext, Scotland Yard has advised the owners and administrators of internet cafes and other public web access providers in London to monitor their customers’ surfing habits in order to keep an eye out for any “suspicious behavior.”