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Monday, March 26, 2012
Arthur Silber - Thanks, Regrets
Many thanks to those who responded with such generosity and kindness to my last plea for donations. I'm deeply grateful. For the moment, I don't have to worry about basic living expenses, which is an enormous relief.
Jesse Taylor (Pandagon) - A Young Black Man, Being Late
Violet Socks - Understatement of the week
Ariel Edwards-Levy (HuffPo) - Newt Gingrich Calls Trayvon Martin Case A 'Tragedy,' Defends Stand Your Ground Law
. . .Gingrich said that while he didn't know all the facts of the Martin case, he didn't feel the stand your ground law would ultimately apply.
David Taintor (TPM) - Rep. Allen West: Zimmerman Had ‘No Authorization’ To Shoot Trayvon Martin
JOHN F. TIMONEY (NYT) - Florida’s Disastrous Self-Defense Law
Susie Madrak - Elizabeth Warren
Oliver Willis - Killabuster
Ezra Klein’s article in the New Yorker makes a pretty good case, in my opinion, for totally killing the filibuster. . .
Jeffrey Goldberg (Atlantic) - An Interview With Jeremy Ben-Ami on Settlements, Beinart, Obama, the Whole Nine Yards
Michael C. Moynihan (Tablet)- Racial Profiling
Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) - Preventing the next attack on the Jewish community
. . .This is not a solely Jewish concern, of course. Think of the U.S. high schools occasionally swept by murderous gun rampages by disgruntled former students, a phenomenon that now seems to have become a peculiar part of modern American life. How do you ensure safety for students without instilling paranoia and installing metal detectors in every corridor to protect them against an appalling (but still exceptionally rare ) outcome?
Niva Lanir (Haaretz) - Amos Oz: 'I get up in the morning and ask: What if?'
Doctor Science (Obsidian Wings) - Faulkner's past and Trayvon Martin
Paul Krugman (NYT) - Lobbyists, Guns and Money
FRANK BRUNI (NYT) - Rethinking His Religion
MATT BAI (NYT) - Scott Ritter’s Other War
DIANA B. HENRIQUES (NYT) - Broken Trust in God’s Country
. . .But the most intriguing aspect of Monroe Beachy’s story is how different it seems from Bernie Madoff’s — and from almost every other story with a “Ponzi scheme” headline over the years.
MJ Rosenberg (Al Jazeera) - The case for bombing Iran is quickly collapsing
Common sense dictates that war with Iran would be devastating for the region - and common sense must prevail. . .
Freddie Deboer (L'Hote) - there.
Freddie Deboer (L'Hote) - Up with Chris Hayes
. . .I'm conflicted on nuclear power, given its dangers but also its potential as a non-carbon producing energy source. However: I am just as opposed to nuclear weapons and power in Israel and the United States as I am in Iran. I didn't hear, and haven't heard, a statement of equitable political principles that explains why it is somehow more legitimate for Israel to have nuclear technology than Iran. Worse, there appears to be a consensus opinion that no such principle needs to be articulated.
Diane Ravitch (NYRB) - Schools We Can Envy (3/08/12)
Diane Ravitch (NYRB) - How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools (3/22/12)
Kenneth Kolson (NYRB) - What Can We Learn From Finnish Schools? (4/05/12)
Partners In Health - DR. JIM YONG KIM NOMINATED TO HEAD WORLD BANK
Jeffrey D. Sachs - Prof Sachs strongly supports Dr Jim Kim and expresses gratitude to world leaders and all supporters
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