Archive for May 3rd, 2007

The Iraq invasion has cost more than one trillion dollars. How much is one trillion?

| May 3, 2007 | 17 Replies
The Iraq invasion has cost more than one trillion dollars.  How much is one trillion?

Mathematician John Paulos has been working hard to help us imagine the amount of money spent to invade and occupy Iraq.  Many experts suggest that it has cost $700 billion in direct costs and probably twice that much if you include the indirect costs.  Others estimate the cost at $2 trillion.   Paulos asks us to […]

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Obama reaches out to African-American communities with tough love

| May 3, 2007 | 2 Replies
Obama reaches out to African-American communities with tough love

The Washington Post reports on Obama’s willingness to address issues that afflict many African American communities: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is delivering pointed critiques of the African American community as he campaigns for its votes, lamenting that many of his generation are “disenfranchising” themselves because they don’t vote, taking rappers to task for their language, […]

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