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China: Don’t See the Dalai Lama
China is wagging its nether parts in America’s face, or so CNN reports. I don’t know what Obama will say to China, and I doubt he cares what I think he should say, but China richly deserves to be told … Continue reading
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Pete Seeger: 1919-2014
To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn), And a time to every purpose, under heaven.
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We will fill our stomachs with stones….
“We don’t want to eat. We do not want your food or your aid supplies. We want to break the siege. There is nothing here anymore!” On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, yet more testimony that the human … Continue reading
On Pardoning Edward Snowden….
While I find the word “pardon” offensive when applied to a person who did the right thing in the face of significant consequences and who should by all rights win our thanks and a medal, I support the Guardian and … Continue reading
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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
As everybody and his brother has said today, Nelson Mandela was a great man, one of the greatest of the 20th century. I’d like to point out that, unlike many great men, Nelson Mandela was also by almost any measure … Continue reading
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Ladar Levison and Lavabit
I’ve been too busy elsewhere to blog here much, but did not want to let the story of Ladar Levison and his secure email service Lavabit go unremarked. Edward Snowden isn’t the only good guy who refuses to let an … Continue reading
I had planned to wait to post about Edward Snowden, because my feelings about him and what he exposed are too strong at the moment. I don’t want to talk rationally. I want to scream: not at Snowden, but at … Continue reading
Dennis Tito (Remember Him?) Planning Trip to Mars in 2018?
According to SpaceREF.com, American investment manager Dennis Tito (who caused a huge kerfluffle at NASA in 2001 when he paid the Russian Federal Space Agency to fly him to the International Space Station as a tourist) has now announced that … Continue reading
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Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons
Washington Post columnist George Will, a politically conservative columnist whom I often agree with about limited government and fiscal responsibility, but often disagree with on human rights issues, today posted a thoughtful and quite pointed op-ed on the use of … Continue reading
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On Donating to Charity After a Disaster
People tend to be generous in the wake of a disaster, whether it be a hurricane (Sandy) or a massacre (Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut). Unfortunately criminals know this, and take advantage of it. Neil Schwartzman, a friend and … Continue reading
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