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Links of the Week 15 March 2008

Lawsuit Takes Aim at College’s Billing Practices for Study Abroad: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/education/09studyabroad.html?ex=1205812800&en=524308ecf4d36ea4&ei=5070
I always thought that the practice they decribe in the article was unfair. At Spelman you paid the fee of the program plus a modest Study Abroad administrative fee.

The World’s Growing Food Price Crisis: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1717572-1,00.html

House Files Suit Against the Administration to Enforce Subpoenas: http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=1195

Chairman Waxman Writes to Secretary Rice about Embassy in Iraq: http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=1174
I have to say that I like Rep Waxman. Someone in Congress is doing their job and taking political risks on behalf of the people.

VoteFone: http://www.votefone.com/
A resource for undecided voters. Only standard charges apply.

John McCain Political ad:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_A53PAxeR8
I have to say that this is a good ad for what it is. Though I don’t agree with McCain on a lot of issues…this is a good ad. I just hope he doesn’t go too negative in his bid for the presidency.

Is Sexism Hurting the Clinton Campaign: http://www.care2.com/politics/sexism-hurting-the-clinton-campaign.html

Should Flordia and Michigan Have DoOvers? http://www.care2.com/politics/should-florida-and-michigan-have-do-.html
My short answer is no! I have said before that the state parties, national representatives and governors knew what was going to happen when the consequences of moving up the primaries were presented and they did not say ANYTHING, not in public at least. Florida and Michigan messed up… ce la vie. I’m sorry but maybe you should vote out your STATE democratic party officials for their actions. To allow do-overs is screwing over the 48 states and 2-3 territories that followed the rules- 50+ vs 2…you do the math.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Denounces and Rejects Geraldine Ferraro’s Statement: http://www.blacknews.com/news/alphakappaalpha101.shtml

Alpha Kappa Alpha Salutes Women’s History Month: http://www.blacknews.com/pr/akasorority801.html

Jesse Jackson was a Trailblazer But Not a Mentor for Obama: http://www.blacknews.com/news/jesse_jackson_not_a_mentor_for_obama101.shtml
This was a good article discussing the complex relationship between Obama and Jackson, Sr.

Hillary Clinton’s Xenophobia (Part I): http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=6857
An interesting look at Hillary “flip flopping”

Hillary Clinton’s Xenophobia (Part II): http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=6858
Part two at the end gets to one of the biggest reasons why I do not support Sen. Clinton- she is a divider just like George W. Bush.

Are Iranian Women Overeducated?: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0305_education_salehi_isfahani.aspx?emc=lm&m=213395&l=25&v=738387

This was a good article looking at the issue. Just note when reading that the author does not have a lot of space to explain everything.

US Dollar: From Greenback to Cheapback: http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=6847

Clinton’s Experience Debate: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1721966,00.html

Obama on Offense: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/obama_on_offense.html

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