Monthly Archives: December 2008

The natural law of disproportionate response

Michael Totten asks: What Would a Proportionate Response Look Like? Now that Hamas’s long war against Israel is matched with a short war in Gaza, protests are erupting everywhere from the blogosphere and Arab capitals to the United Nations, and … Continue reading

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At the Met

Photos from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are up on Flickr

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The weakest link

I support Israel’s right to defend themselves, but I agree with Alan Sullivan, they should have attacked Hamas in Syria first. Israel also should have attacked Syria instead of Lebanon in the 2006 war. Syria is, for the most part, … Continue reading

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Israel: Abandoning failed policies?

Via YNet News: Hamas threatens Israeli leaders Hamas figure in the northern Gaza Strip Fathi Hamad said his organization would hurt Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. “We will reach that Zionist in her house, inside the … Continue reading

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Our partisan politics can be nasty..

..but some places are even worse…. Members of South Korea’s ruling party spray fire extinguishers at opposition members as they try to break into a committee room, in a row over new free trade laws with the US.

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Currently baking: Cardamom Honey cookies

Recipe thanks to Judith 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp warm water 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 2 cups sifted flour Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the honey. … Continue reading

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Raqib Shaw

I was at the Met yesterday searching for something to sketch (sketches coming soon), wandered into a new artists exhibit and found the explosion of color, enamel, kitsch, Bosch, light and conflict that is the work of Raqib Shaw. Pesonae … Continue reading

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