Tag Archives: America and Israel

Giving Collective Punishment One More Try

The nice thing about the Fourth of July weekend is that nothing is ambiguous. America is a fine place, and everyone is out and about doing American things – at those parades and picnics and baseball games, ending with fireworks … Continue reading

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Without Even a War

Even now it’s hard to forgive Yoko Ono. Starting in 1969, all of us had to listen to that dull and droning John Lennon song with its endless and almost tuneless chant – “All we are saying, is give peace … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

It’s obvious that war is far easier than diplomacy, and, in a way, far more effective. Rather than the slow process where each side in whatever the dispute is works out a way for each side to get pretty much … Continue reading

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Endless Gaffes

Everyone makes mistakes – it’s no big deal. If you dial the wrong number you say oops, sorry – or, if you’re in a fey mood, you might ask the other party that if you really did dial the wrong … Continue reading

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Bemused Scorn Will Do

Okay – CNN is in trouble. It was no surprise that Jim Walton, the president of CNN Worldwide, abruptly resigned after ten years of running the place, rather well, actually. But something had to change. Yes, he turned the place … Continue reading

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Searching For That One Big Issue

Anyone can see how the upcoming but still far off presidential election is going to play out. Whoever the Republicans run has to deal with their plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, where those who have chipped in … Continue reading

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The Last Curmudgeon

Well, the old bat is gone – although it’s not exactly Ding-Dong the Wicked Witch Is Dead. Helen Thomas is pushing ninety and quite alive. She just took earlier retirement: Helen Thomas, a veteran columnist for Hearst Newspapers, announced her … Continue reading

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