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An Unfashionable Position (Updated)

Over the past two days my sympathies with regard to Israel and Palestine, which were initially with the Gazans, have started moving back in a pro-Israel direction. I keep asking myself what my country would do in similar circumstances. I hate what’s happening, but I can’t bring myself to condemn Israel.

Moreover, some European pro-Palestine [...]

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Friday Bag o’ Blessings

There, wasn’t that easy? Next problem? I’m here to help. How about mass shootings? Sure, let’s go there. [...]

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Air-Minded: Lost

Nearly every new bit of information on MA370 has followed the same trajectory: first the leak, then the breathless media frenzy, then the denial, then the qualified “maybe.” [...]

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Saturday Bag o’ Brewskis

Some subjects are so radioactive whoever touches them throws up, goes bald, and dies. [...]

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Tuesday Bag o’ Gag

Seriously, if they don’t fire Richard Cohen after this, they might as well ask for Obama’s birth certificate and endorse the Tea Party. [...]

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Wednesday Bag o’ Wrongness

Amazon-Owned Goodreads Deleting Reviews Wholesale. So reads the scare headline at Making Light.

I joined Goodreads three years ago. I’d been using a shitty online book application called Visual Bookshelf to catalog books I’d read and reviews I’d written. I’ve been delighted with Goodreads, a large, active community of readers, writers, and reviewers, and to [...]

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Bullets Are Tiny and Harmless!

Such is the quality of our national dialog on gun control. Right up there with “If humans came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” [...]

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Tuesday Bag o’ Militarization

What scares me is the thought that when law enforcement agencies have military hardware, firepower, and training, they’ll inevitably cook up reasons to use it. [...]

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