My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


RMN Has it Right

This editorial in the Rocky seems to hit the nail on the head. The money line is the last one: "The year that begins at midnight will tell whether the Bush Doctrine is an enduring reality or merely a three-year departure from the usual diplomatic credo of caution, prudence and paralysis."

Of course, the online RMN leads off with the story of how the proceeds from a new casino to be built by the airport will go to compensate the members of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes for the 1864 Sand Creek massacre. I was at the U of Colorado during the big debate in the late 80s that led to the renaming of one of the dorms "Cheyenne-Arapahoe;" it was silly then, and I don't see how a.)money compensates for the massacre or b.)the fifth or sixth generation decendants of those massacred have a strong claim to compensation. This is exactly like slavery Restitution, only it involves another vice.

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