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God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut…

He’s dead. Kurt Vonnegut, author of some truly wonderful books such as ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’, ‘Slaughterhouse 5’, ‘Deadeye Dick’, and various others is dead. He spent…

Get Carter…

I’m no big fan of Jimmy, and I’ve always had trouble with some of the formulations reached under his Camp David negotiations with the late Egyptian President Anwar…

Well, If The US Can Do It…

The British Sunday Times has reported that Israel is already planning and training for a tactical nuclear attack on Iranian facilities. This particular news item was also carried…

The Strange Death of Malachi Ritscher…

I came across the following news item on Harpers.org – To protest the Iraq war, a man named Malachi Ritscher committed suicide in Chicago by setting himself on…

From Ali G. To Borat – It’s STILL Not Funny…

I first saw an Ali G. show years ago. I laughed. I didn’t laugh much, but I did laugh once, as I ‘got’ the joke, and then something…

Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi…

My name is Omar Kamel, and I am Egyptian. I’m not a big fan of watching the news, but I couldn’t help notice all the coverage regarding your…

Make Space For The Flintstones…

Once again demonstrating an incredible lack of perspective, the United States has claimed not an oil field, not a country, not even a continent, not even planet Earth,…

American Gulag

Kate Brown is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her book, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland won…

Bush At The UN – On TV….Right Now…

So he’s on. At the United Nations. I missed most of what Kofi said… Here’s Bush making it sound like any democratic progress anywhere in the world must…

US Holds AP Photographer in Iraq…

“The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Pressphotographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threatbut never filing charges or permitting a public hearing…”…