Category Archives: Israel’s Survival

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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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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Mounting Opposition

Monday is when everyone gets back to work, so it was a bit unfair that the new breakthrough agreement on pausing Iran’s nuclear weapon program, if that’s what they’re up to, was announced in the early hours on a Sunday … 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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The Big Showdown

Monday, March 19 – it was the day before the big make-or-break showdown to settle things one way or another, for good – at least between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, as if anyone even cares. Yes, the Illinois primary … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Pretty Soon

They call them flame wars, a fairly new term. That’s when two big guns in the world of political commentary get into a nasty back-and-forth online. One of them posts something at one of the major sites, and the other, … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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