Thursday, April 27, 2006

Al Gore Unplugged

What does Al Gore mean to us now, and what does his resurrection say about the current political atmosphere? Is he really New-and-Improved or is he actually the same stiff man that for some reason we’re now ready to hear? Is he a better leader outside politics, or could he possibly stay true to the New Al Gore if he re-entered the fray?

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  • The Ressurection of Al Gore

    The Ressurection of Al Gore

    He invented the Internet (sort of). He became President (almost). Now Al Gore has found his true calling: using the power of technology to save the world.

    One evening last December, in front of nearly 2,000 people at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, Al Gore spoke in uncharacteristically personal and passionate terms about the failed quest that has dominated much of his adult life. Save for his standard warm-up line - "Hi, I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States" - there was hardly a mention of the White House. Instead, during the next 90 minutes, Gore had plenty to say about thinning polar ice caps, shrinking glaciers, rising carbon dioxide concentrations, spiking temperatures, and hundreds of other data points he has woven into an overpowering slide show detailing the catastrophic changes affecting the earth's climate.

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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    Wired Owes Al Gore an Apology

    If Wired magazine considers its current laudatory cover story on Al Gore to be a sort of make-good for the role the magazine played in launching a phony press accusation against the VP in 2000 -- an accusation that took on a life of its own and helped define Gore as a so-called exaggerator -- than Wired needs to think again.

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  • Thursday, April 20, 2006


    "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."
    Hermann Goering (Hitler's Reich-Marshall)

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