Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries from April 2008

Mark Begich for US Senate

April 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments

I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich’s campaign to represent Alaska in the United States Senate. I’ll be working as the campaign’s Online Communications Director and I look forward to continuing to bring Democratic politics to Americans in exciting and dynamic ways over the internet. This also means that, for now, […]

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Tags: Democrats · Meta

Truth & Accountability

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

The New York Times (finally) editorializes on President Bush’s knowledge and approval of US torture policies. The amount of time and energy devoted to this furtive exercise at the very highest levels of the government reminded us how little Americans know, in fact, about the ways Mr. Bush and his team undermined, subverted and broke […]

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Tags: George W. Bush · Rule of Law

Better Off?

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

The DNC has put out their first ad of the 2008 cycle on John McCain and I think it’s a good one. It makes crystal clear how out of touch McCain is from the challenges Americans face now thanks to the failures of the Bush economy. I hope the DNC takes this ad and puts […]

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Tags: John McCain

Symbol of Peace? You’re Doing It Wrong

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Olympics are meant to be a symbol of peace, or so we’re frequently told by Jacques Rogge of the International Olympic Committee. The Games are supposed to be a moment where the world comes together, focused on sport and not politics. I think it’s a pleasant fiction that the Olympics are not political, but […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

China’s Crackdown in Tibet Continues On

April 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

100 monks were arrested for protesting the detention of other monks. As many as 100 Tibetans were arrested in northwest China on Thursday after they demonstrated against the earlier detention of monks from a nearby monastery, witnesses and a Tibetan human rights group said Friday. Local residents reached by telephone on Friday said that the […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

Updated Thought

April 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On further reflection, political discourse in this country would be even higher if everyone was Cornel West.

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Tags: The Media

Random Thought

April 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

We would have a much higher level of political discourse in America if everyone spoke like Cornel West.

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Tags: The Media

The 10th Dimension

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

This is just cool (hat tip to Fred for the video):

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Tags: Living

Headline of the Day

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Telegraph (Calcutta, India): Torch Tyrants Run Delhi.

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Tags: Tibet & China

Coca-Cola & Tibet

April 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet, has a great quote in a New York Times piece today about the pressure Tibetan support groups are placing on Coca-Cola regarding their sponsorship of the Olympic Torch Relay. “We’re not asking Coke to solve Tibet’s problems,” Lhadon Tethong, the director of an organizing group […]

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Tags: Tibet & China