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Get on the horn or mouse and let your Congressperson know you want Aung San Suu Kyi to receive the Congressonal Gold Medal tout de suite. A lot of other countries have recognized her... but that doesn't usually convince Americans. Congress voted on December 17th to recognize her, but so far has made no plans for the ceremony.
Speaking of American politics, many candidates have dropped out of the Presidential race after a few contests in states with few voters. So why aren't all the primaries held on one day? Could it be that this would leave the media with less to pontificate and prognosticate over? They're having a field day with Obama and Clinton taking swings at each other. . . Some smart political writing that avoids the cheap shots and easy headlines here from Peter Clothier of The Buddha Diaries in his Huffington Post column.