Category Archives: International

Fourteen questions on Syria for the U.S. Congress

Is it worse for a government to kill its own people (Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, China…) or other people (Israel, Palestine, Pakistan, India…)? Is killing people by chemical weapons worse than killing them by nuclear bombs, traditional bombs, guns, drones, … Continue reading

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Things sure have changed since, over 3/4 of a century ago, my mother spent several seasons (meaning not summers) on a University of Chicago archeological expedition in the land of the Pharaohs. Now Westerners are being evacuated; in fact, much … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer and the “fractured” GOP

In “How fractured is the Grand Old Party?” (Daily Local News, 8/2/13) Charles Krauthammer is cutting too many corners. 1) “Chris Christie recently challenged Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the National Security Agency metadata program” It’s true that … Continue reading

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Bin Laden is dead but…

On May 2, 2011, I posted a blog entitled “‘Bin Laden Is Dead,’ motives for 9/11, & his ‘Letter to the American people’.” As I pointed out two years ago, …As is well known, Bin Laden worked with the Americans … Continue reading

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