Archive for July 23rd, 2009

23
Jul
09

Post-racial America: A myth?

SCHOLARIt’s Saturday morning and the Newshour team is now on air live discussing the controversy surrounding the arrest of the prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates. One of the questions we’re asking is, how has President Obama handled the whole affair? Earlier in the week he said the police acted stupidly, and raised questions about the unfair treatment of black men. But on Friday a complete change of tone: The President said he regretted his comments and was responsible for helping to escalate the situation.
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23
Jul
09

If a killer asks to die, should we kill them?

Mumbai attackerHis deadly attacks in Mumbai were shocking; as was his unexpected confession early this week. And in a final twist,  Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab has  said he’s ready to be hanged and wants no mercy from the court.
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23
Jul
09

Does the character of a politician matter as long as he gets the job done?

Berlusconi“There are a lot of pretty girls about. I’m no saint, but you know that”

Days after tapes emerged of Silvio Berlusconi allegedly telling an escort girl to “wait by the big bed”, he has finally broken his silence.
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23
Jul
09

Milan’s mayor defends Berlusconi

Letizia Moratti, the Mayor of Milan who is a member of Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party says the media is obsessed with ‘gossip’ about Italy’s Prime Minister




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