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The Republican Attack on Senate Filibusters Is Backfiring

Tweet Arab News The Republican Attack on Senate Filibusters Is Backfiring by Manuel L. Quezon III  For people used to the British style of parliamentary procedure, the filibuster is a confusing thing. It is a fundamentally American legislative tactic, and as such, familiar only to them. A filibuster is defined by the US Senate itself …

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Our ‘Green Truth’ Is Your ‘Green Truth’

Tweet Arab News Our ‘Green Truth’ Is Your ‘Green Truth’ by Manuel L. Quezon III A newspaper literally consists of ink and paper; the inks come from dyes and the paper from wood pulp. If a newspaper comes alive for its readers and becomes a trusted friend, it is because there is an editor who …

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Finding an Alternative Explanation for Anti-Japanese Protests

Tweet Arab News Finding an Alternative Explanation for Anti-Japanese Protests  by Manuel L. Quezon III Alternative means are what I’ve had to find, when it comes to figuring out the recent epidemic of popular protests taking place in China. The protests are aimed against Japan, apparently provoked by yet another incident of Japanese textbooks downplaying …

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UK General Elections May Personify the Decline of Democracy

Tweet Arab News UK General Elections May Personify the Decline of Democracy by Manuel L. Quezon III Commentators in Britain are virtually unanimous in opining Tony Blair’s re-election will be a close run thing. The British prime minister seems to enjoy a built-in advantage. As one commentator, Iain MacWhirter, explains it, “it took just 26,031 …

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UK General Elections May Personify the Decline of Democracy

Tweet Arab News UK General Elections May Personify the Decline of Democracy by Manuel L. Quezon III   Commentators in Britain are virtually unanimous in opining Tony Blair’s re-election will be a close run thing. The British prime minister seems to enjoy a built-in advantage. As one commentator, Iain MacWhirter, explains it, “it took just …

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The Western Discomfort With Death

Tweet Arab News The Western Discomfort With Death by Manuel L. Quezon III There was a clash of civilizations in evidence in the wake of Pope John Paul II’s death. On one hand was the ancient civilization of the Catholic Church, one familiar to many in the developing world, for whom death is a communal …

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A Puritan Republic: America’s Closeness to Islamic Ideals

Tweet Arab News A Puritan Republic: America’s Closeness to Islamic Ideals by Manuel L. Quezon III Gilbert Chesterton once quipped that, “A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things”. I was reminded of this due to the national convulsion in America over the fate of Terri Schiavo. She collapsed in …

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Could Terrorists Use the Strait of Disquietude to Wreak Havoc?

Tweet Arab News Could Terrorists Use the Strait of Disquietude to Wreak Havoc? by Manuel L. Quezon III The Malacca Strait, runs between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is about 600 nautical miles in length and less than 24 miles wide and carries more than a quarter (or up to a third, depending on the account …

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Could Terrorists Use the Strait of Disquietude to Wreak Havoc?

Tweet Arab News Could Terrorists Use the Strait of Disquietude to Wreak Havoc? by Manuel L. Quezon III   The Malacca Strait, runs between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is about 600 nautical miles in length and less than 24 miles wide and carries more than a quarter (or up to a third, depending on the …

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The Perils of People Power

Tweet Arab News The Perils of People Power by Manuel L. Quezon III The blossoming of people power in Lebanon has the world enthralled — those parts of the globe, at least, for which such spontaneous, peaceful uprisings are admirable. In the long list of successful people power efforts, from Manila, to Prague, East Berlin …

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The Perils of People Power

Tweet Arab News The Perils of People Power by Manuel L. Quezon III   The blossoming of people power in Lebanon has the world enthralled — those parts of the globe, at least, for which such spontaneous, peaceful uprisings are admirable. In the long list of successful people power efforts, from Manila, to Prague, East …

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China Relishes Prospect of Getting Upper Hand

Tweet Arab News China Relishes Prospect of Getting Upper Hand by Manuel L. Quezon III The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China is, true to Communist practice, pretty much a rubber stamp sort of assembly. What it decides to legislate has been previously decided within the politburo, and therefore not only carries …

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