The War That Isn’t a War

Amy Davidson examines the Obama administration’s official justifications for continuing to conduct the war in Libya without congressional authorization, and finds them extremely weak tea. That said, I’m having trouble getting worked up about this subject. The previous administration invaded and...

The So-Called Liberal Media, Redux

This is the opening of a four-page New York Times article by James Glanz and John Markoff: The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting...

Articles Worth Reading

If you are as weary as I am of ginned-up sex scandals and a half-wit half-governor’s emails being treated as serious news, here are a few articles about issues that actually matter: In “Rape, Revisited,” from the June 10 edition of Guernica. Anne Fernald makes a connection between the...

Deadly Violence Kills Dozens, Injures Hundreds, in West Bank and Golan Heights

Dozens of Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured in two separate incidents today — one on the Syrian border and a second in the West Bank. Both incidents were related to Naksa Day (June 5), which is the anniversary of the day the Six-Day War with Israel began. Naksa means “defeat”...

It’s Not About Supporting Israel; It’s About Bashing Obama

So, I was scrolling down the page at Blogrunner scanning the headlines, and I came across this ripe little example of neocon hypocrisy: The Washington Post’s blogger Jennifer Rubin reports that the neoconservative Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) has a new ad accusing President Obama of “siding with the...

LGBT Equality Battle in An Unusual Place – Burnaby, B.C., Canada

I have to admit up front that my daughter has attended public school in Burnaby for nearly four years now and while I have my qualms with this school district (hint, she has not made it through a single year where her teacher did not take an extended leave of absence… but I digress), their proposed...

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