Israel, Palestine, and the need for principled free speech
On Oct. 17, The New York Times published news of an explosion at a hospital in Gaza City, leading its coverage with claims by Hamas government officials that an Israeli airstrike was the cause and that hundreds of people were dead or injured.
A choose your own adventure, of sorts.
In which Jaybird rants about progress.
The letter was signed anonymously.
Now we just did it a couple of days early.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared his country “at war” Saturday, after Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a deadly barrage of rockets and sent gunmen into Israeli territory in a major escalation of the long-running conflict between the two sides.
Costco is selling a fusion videogame/pinball machine with 10, count’em, 10 Star Wars pinball machines on it.
From The New York Times Magazine: Americans Are Losing Faith in the Value of College. Whose Fault Is That?
For most people, the new economics of higher ed make going to college a risky bet.
From NBCNews: Student loan payments restart today, forcing borrowers to take on more debt and put off saving for retirement.
“It’s really, really scary. We are going to be living on the brink,” one borrower said.
The studio was stuck between making things right for the players and making things right for the Venture Capitalists…and everybody lost
From NBC News: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a trailblazer in U.S. politics and the longest-serving woman in the Senate, has died at 90.
Feinstein, elected in 1992, was a vocal gun control advocate who often sought common ground with Republicans, sometimes frustrating her more liberal colleagues.