Category Archive: Politics

Language, Violence, Blame and History

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First, before you read further, let me put my cards on the table: I am of Sephardi descent. So, I’m Jewish, although not an Ashkenazi Jew and I hold no affiliation with that… Continue reading

The Gaping Flaw in Logic in The Supreme Court

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The recent Supreme Court decision that allows companies with ‘deeply held religious beliefs’ from being compelled to cover reproductive health services or drugs for their employees exposes some deeply unimpressive reasoning on the… Continue reading

I Think It’s Worse Than You Think

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For anyone who hasn’t read my writing or blog posts before, I want to come right out and identify myself as very much left of centre on most issues. There are a few… Continue reading

Watching the Watchers

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Despite being the most powerful man in the world, President Barack Obama is not allowed to use an iPhone because his security advisers have claimed it is not secure enough. Gibbs, S. (2012)… Continue reading

The Ghost of Dubya and the Words of Aeschylus

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Even before he shrugged off this mortal coil, George W. Bush’s ghost casts a long shadow.  Where western governments might have once been able to persuade their populations to intervene militarily on foreign… Continue reading

The Cost of Fear and the Death of Reason: Trayvon Martin

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Here are some of statistics that all Americans should know: 1. Violent crime and murder rates are almost half what they were in 1991. (ref) 2. White men commit 3/4 of all the… Continue reading

The Rights We Don’t Defend

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About 9 years ago, in Ho Chi Minh City, I sat between the Consul General of Russia and a British ESL teacher at a luncheon given by the Canadian Consulate to hear a… Continue reading

It’s A Girl!

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In the wake of the brutal beating and gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus last week, and the gut-churningly stupid remarks made by highly placed Indian officials and people… Continue reading

Sandy Hook vs Chenpeng Village Primary School

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“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” Wayne LaPierre, Vice-President, NRA, December, 2012 As facile as you think this statement is, I… Continue reading

The Madness of King Trump #Obama @realDonaldTrump

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This is a public record of one of Forbes 500 richest men having a break with reality, publicly, on twitter. This man is personally worth over 3 Billion dollars, employs countless people, influences… Continue reading