Tag Archives: Benjamin Netanyahu

Over Gaza

Wars used to end in victory – Hitler dead in his underground bunker, Hiroshima and Nagasaki reduced to radioactive ash and a formal surrender ceremony on a giant American battleship in Tokyo Bay – but since then the end of … Continue reading

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The Uses of Israel

Everyone knows that Jesus was a Republican, or if He were alive today He’d be a Republican, or when He returns – any day now – it will be Judgment Day and anyone who isn’t a registered Republican will get … Continue reading

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Letting the Facts Speak

Everyone knows about confirmation bias – people will recognize information that confirms their beliefs as the only relevant information. Any information that doesn’t confirm their beliefs must be wrong, if it even exists – so people will often say that certain things … Continue reading

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Never Quite in Charge

Any movie with Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI is bound to be good, even if his 1981 History of the World, Part I was a bit of a mess. Maybe it was supposed to be a mess, because the … Continue reading

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Assessing Relative Thickness

They say blood is thicker than water, but then so is motor oil and Hershey’s Syrup too – but that’s just shorthand for the notion that there are some allegiances that override common sense and thoughtful analyses, and often override … Continue reading

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Eternal Fighting

Things change. In a speech in the Senate on September 16, 1981, Barry Goldwater said this: On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. … Continue reading

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The Right of Self-Defense

They’re at it again, and another week of it begins: Tens of thousands of panicked residents fled their homes in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday after the Israeli military dropped leaflets from the sky warning those who stayed behind … Continue reading

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