The mini-crises relating to oil production springing up during the last few weeks seem to have settled down for a while. There is a ceasefire in Lebanon.
The Middle East, home to a third of the world’s oil production, is coming unglued in so many ways and in so many places that it is nearly impossible to track. One would have to be a complete fool, however, not to recognize one of the manifold costs of all […]
A Congressional Record Statement in Remembrance of Falls Church City Manager Daniel E. McKeever.
Wayne Besen I remember a few well-meaning friends telling me that I was "overreacting" when I expressed outrage over Mel Gibson’s sinister portrayal of Jews in his biblical blockbuster, "The Passion of the Christ." Thanks to Gibson’s well oiled PR machine, even smart people were able to justify, as […]
Nicholas F. Benton Dwarfing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s struggle with linguistics in an attempt to cloak the reality of civil war in Iraq, the current monstrous obscenity taking place in Lebanon now raises questions about the use of this word, “terrorist.” We can’t help, also, but to wonder how […]
WASHINGTON — The political fate of Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman will be on the line in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Connecticut, an election that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.
The Bush administration still has its eye on military action against Iran, and is holding out for the impact of its policy in decades ahead.
A vacation I took in 2003 serves as the best argument for using a digital camera instead of film.
The guns began early. By mid-July, Israel and her various adversaries were locked in combat with bombs falling, rockets flying, reserves mobilizing and casualties mounting. As the fighting increased, observers noted the similarities between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 and the provocative abduction of two Israeli soldiers by […]