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John Kennedy Schlossberg Defends JFK’s Legacy in the ‘New York Times’ – Andrew Cohen – Politics – The Atlantic

The fallen president’s grandson writes an earnest letter to the editor, and possibly launches his own political career    The earnest words of John F. Kennedy’s grandson and namesake, John Kennedy Schlossberg, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s 18-year-old son, were published in Friday’s New York Times.  As a “Letter To the Editor” …

Chavez orders more land taken from British firm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president on Sunday ordered the expropriation of 716,590 acres belonging to a British-owned company amid a disagreement over compensation for earlier takeovers of ranchland from the firm. President Hugo Chavez announced the latest seizure after saying that Venezuela refuses to pay compensation in foreign currency …

BBC News – Social-web wave hits emerging Asia

As the emerging economies of Asia come online in earnest, the web’s ability to bring people together is proving its most appealing aspect. Whether they are raising a voice of opposition in the Singapore elections, organising rallies against corruption in India or helping victims of the earthquake in Japan locate …

Nightmare for Elderly Might Not Be Unavoidable: Chris Farrell – Businessweek

Republicans and Democrats are starting to battle in earnest over how to cut federal discretionary spending. Eventually the ominous arithmetic of entitlements and tax revenue will require the focus to turn to the Social Security benefit formula (as well as Medicare). While much of the attention is on benefits paid …