Daily Archive: January 27, 2009


A Public-Private Partnership?

To Chris’ comments  about the banks and the knowledge of the debt that they hold, this is generally my view of things although I suspect that it is not as much that banks do not...


Sometimes the Quid Is Better than the Quo

There is much ado today about the fact that Obama, apparently in response to conservatives’ objections, has asked House Democrats to withdraw a provision in the stimulus package that would provide family planning money...


atheism and monsters

Reading over the various responses to Ross Douthat’s piece on celestial teapots and the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it occurs to me once again that there is a very obvious difference between a Flying Spaghetti...


More on Occupation

Following up on ED’s post (and the sad 60 Minutes video), here is another video on the Occupation.  Called Checkpoint by Israeli filmaker Yoav Shamir it simply leaves the camera’s rolling in daily interactions...


Tough Love

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it is the settlements more than anything else that prevent a two-state solution from being realized.  Whereas the Palestinians have no true guiding authority to end, once and...

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