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  • Afghan War Looks More and More Futile

    November 6, 2009 @ 11:11 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The parallels between Afghanistan and the Vietnam War are growing all the time. Like LBJ, President Obama has a strong interest in social issues and clearly wants to make life better for ordinary citizens of the US. But Lyndon Baines Johnson was brought down by a slow-burning military disaster in a faraway land.


    Broken man: LBJ listens to Richard Nixon inaugural speech, January 1969


  • Bull O’Donoghue Loses Out to Matador Gilmore

    October 14, 2009 @ 10:57 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    So the Bull is gone as Ceann Comhairle following a lethal intervention by the Labour Party leader. Does anyone think he got a raw deal or was the bum’s rush the appropriate manner for him to exit? 


     Matador Eamon finished off the Bull (Photograph by Cyril Byrne)  (more…)

  • Rating the Presidents

    February 15, 2009 @ 9:37 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    This only just came to my attention although published a few months ago. It is a rating of all the US presidents in terms of best, worst, etc. It was a link on my AOL email homepage today. See what you think by clicking here.


  • Paul Newman, political activist

    October 1, 2008 @ 11:36 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún


    The extent of the coverage given to Paul Newman’s death was a little surprising. A major star in the past, he was not a name on the lips of young moviegoers today. But like all good actors, he had a strong sense of timing and this showed, even in his departure. (more…)

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