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Hurricane Irene swallows up Juan Cole

August 26, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Well, not literally, but it certainly swallowed up whatever ability to think straight that he may have once had.  And that’s before it even reached North Carolina.  Good thing Ann Arbor isn’t on the coast! Today, on his blog Informed Comment, University of Michigan Middle East Studies professor Dr. Juan Cole chimed in […]

The U.S. Debt Rating: Downgraded into Mysticism

August 8, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere Standard and Poor’s downgrades the U.S. debt rating, the Dow Jones goes into a wild tailspin, and meanwhile Italy enters its own debt crisis, and stock markets in Asia and the Middle East sharply dip as an immediate response to the fears elicited by EU officials and the venerable S&P.  (A report […]

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